Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), provisionally ended Monday’s trade up 98 points or 0.33 percent.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made gains during the day’s trade. It provisionally ended 54.90 points or 0.62 percent up at 8,956.75 points.
The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 29,533.42 points, closed the day’s trade at 29,459.14 points (provisional), up 97.64 points or 0.33 percent from the previous day’s close at 29,361.50 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 29,576.32 points and a low of 29,259.77 points in the intra-day trade.
In the day’s trade, healthy buying took place in capital goods, bank, healthcare, power and oil and gas sectors.
However, heavy selling was observed in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), consumer durables, automobile, technology, entertainment and media (TECK) and metal indices of the BSE.
The S&P BSE capital goods index rocketed by 636.03 points, bank index zoomed up 408.75 points, healthcare index increased by 296.11 points, power index gained 33.07 points and oil and gas index was higher by 20.81 points.
The S&P BSE FMCG index plunged 155.79 points, followed by consumer durables index which was lower by 120.27 points, automobile index lost 57.79 points, TECK index fell 14.78 points and metal index slipped by 6.64 points.