Key Indian equity indices trade in green during afternoon session

Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices were trading in green during the afternoon session on Friday on positive global cues.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 24,729.41 points, was trading at 24,776.83 points (at 01.18 p.m.) in the afternoon session — higher by 99.46 points, or 0.40 percent from the previous day’s close at 24,677.37 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 24,839.38 points and a low of 24,681.64 points in the trade so far.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading higher by 39.80 points, or 0.50 percent at 7,552.35 points.

Sector-wise, the S&P BSE consumer durables index surged by 1.53 percent, metal index gained by 1.47 percent and basic materials index moved up by 1.38 percent. However, healthcare index tanked by 1.63 percent.

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