Sensex up 442 points; capital goods

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), made healthy gains in the late-afternoon trade session Monday. It was trading up 442 points or 1.61 percent.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made healthy gains during the late-afternoon trade session. It was trading up 122.90 points or 1.47 percent up at 8,464.30 points.

The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,655.79 points, was trading at 27,900.28 points (2.00 p.m.) in the late-afternoon trade session, up 441.64 points or 1.61 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,458.64 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 27,900.53 points and a low of 27,624.76 points in the trade so far.

All sector-based indices of the BSE were trade in the green. Healthy buying was observed in capital goods, banks, automobile, healthcare and fast moving consumer goods(FMCG) and metal sectors.

The S&P BSE capital goods index gained by 386.47 points, bank index rose by 295.55 points, automobile index went higher by 193.58 points, healthcare index climbed 169.22 points, FMCG increased by 162.22 points and metal index was up 143.88 points.

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