Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Key Indian equity market indices closed marginally higher on Thursday after a session of volatile trading as investors resorted to profit-booking on previous rises.
The indices had risen for six consecutive trading days before falling on Tuesday. The markets were closed on Wednesday for Eid-ul-Fitr.
The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 27,209.97 points, closed at 27,201.49 points – up 34.62 points or 0.13 per cent from the previous close at 27,166.87 points.
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 1.95 points or 0.0242 per cent, at 8,337.90 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 27,288.22 points and a low of 27,146.95 points during the intra-day trade.
The BSE market breadth was tilted in favour of the bulls — with 1,546 advances and 1,207 declines.
Both the key Indian indices had ended on a lower note during the previous trade session on Tuesday after six consecutive sessions of gain.
The barometer index had edged down 111.89 points or 0.41 per cent to 27,166.87 points, while the NSE Nifty lost 34.75 points or 0.42 per cent to 8,335.95 points on Tuesday.