Sensex gains 214 points, bank stocks up

Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), made healthy gains in the early trade session on Thursday as it was up 214 points or 0.75 percent.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made gains in the early trade session. It was up 65.40 points or 0.75 percent at 8,765.35 points.

The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,798.61 points, was trading at 28,873.09 points (9.30 a.m.), up 213.92 points or 0.75 percent from the previous day’s close at 28,659.17 points.

The Sensex has touched a high of 28,912.96 points and a low of 28,772.71 points in the trade so far.

All sector-based indices of the BSE made gains during the early trade session. Healthy buying was observed in bank, capital goods, automobile, metal and consumer durables sectors.

The S&P BSE bank index was up 213.10 points, followed by capital goods index which was higher by 184.42 points, automobile index rose 132.49 points, metal index increased by 9.95 points and consumer durables index gained 86.03 points.

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