Sensex up 92 points; capital goods stocks surge

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), Wednesday was trading 92.58 points or 0.32 percent up as capital goods stocks surged.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 29.35 points or 0.33 percent up at 8,838.70 points.

The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 29,136.07 points, was trading at 29,228.46 points (at 9.24 a.m.) in the morning session, up 92.58 points or 0.32 percent from the previous day’s close at 29,135.88 points.

The Sensex has touched a high of 29,252.76 points and a low of 29,126.91 points in the trade so far.

Good buying was observed in capital goods, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and healthcare sectors. Selling pressure was seen in auto sector.

The S&P capital goods index surged by 157.57 points, FMCG index gained by 119.52 points and healthcare index moved up by 93.50 points. However, auto index dropped by 72.59 points.

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