Sensex gains nearly 45 points; consumer durables rise

Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading with gains of around 45 points in Monday’s late-afternoon session, as stocks of consumer durables and capital goods surged.

The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,955.13 points, was trading at 28,922.68 points (at 2.00 p.m.) in the late-afternoon trade session, up 43.30 points or 0.15 percent from the previous day’s close at 28,879.38 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 29,041.62 points and a low of 28,843.94 points in the intra-day trade so far.

Healthy buying was observed in consumer durables, capital goods, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), healthcare and technology, entertainment and media (TECK), while automobile, metal, oil and gas and bank sector came under intense selling pressure.

The BSE S&P consumer durables index gained 181.24 points, followed by capital goods index which was augmented by 159.97 points, FMCG index was higher by 59.02 points, healthcare index rose 39.87 points and TECK index was up 24.24 points.

However, the automobile index was down 159.90 points. The S&P BSE metal index was fell 25.23 points, oil and gas index was lower by 20.71 points and bank index lost 15.26 points.

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