Sensex gains 84 points; healthcare stocks surge

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), Thursday was trading 84.05 points or 0.29 percent up as healthcare stocks gained.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading at 22.45 points or 0.25 percent up at 8,945.10 points.

The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 29,436.77 points, was trading at 29,464.78 points (at 9.25 a.m.) in the early session, up 84.05 points or 0.29 percent from the previous day’s close at 29,380.73 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 29,485.99 points and a low of 29,386.67 points in the trade so far.

Good buying was observed in healthcare, fast moving consumer goods and consumer durables sectors, while marginal selling pressure was seen in banking sector.

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