Equity indices close on flat-to-positive note; capital goods stocks rise

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Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices – S&P BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 – closed on a flat-to-positive note on Thursday, after scaling fresh intra-day highs.

According to analysts, healthy buying was witnessed in capital goods, IT and healthcare stocks. However, selling pressure in banking, metal and finance stocks limited the gains.

At 3.30 p.m., the wider Nifty50 provisionally closed at 11,582.75 points, higher by 11.85 points or 0.10 per cent from its previous close of 11,570.90 points.

The 30-scrip BSE Sensex which had opened at 38,416.65 points, provisionally closed at 38,336.76 points (3.30 p.m.), higher by 51.01 points or 0.13 per cent from the previous close 38,285.75 points. It touched an intra-day low of 38,227.36 points.

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The top gainers on the Sensex were NTPC, Larsen and Tubro, Reliance, Adani Port, Maruti Suzuki, while the major losers were Tata Steel, Tata Motors(DVR), Vedanta, Tata Steel, Bajaj auto.

–IANS

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