Sensex up 150 points; capital goods stocks rise

Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) A barometer index of the Indian equity markets made healthy gains during the afternoon trade session on Friday.

The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was trading with gains of 150 points or 0.54 percent during the afternoon trade session.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading in the positive territory. It was up by 39.25 points or 0.46 percent at 8,484.15 points.

The 30-scrip S&P BSE Sensex, which opened at 27,973.12 points, was trading at 28,095.62 points (at 12.30 p.m.), up 149.82 points or 0.54 percent from its previous day’s close at 27,945.80 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 28,135.43 points and a low of 27,897.45 points so far in the trade.

During Friday’s intra-day trade so far, healthy buying took place in capital goods, healthcare, consumer durables, bank and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors.

The S&P BSE capital goods index augmented by 183.87 points, healthcare index rose by 142.31 points, consumer durables index gained by 89.51 points, bank index edged higher by 73.01 points and FMCG index was up by 46.75 points.

The S&P BSE metal index was lower by 94.45 points, followed by automobile index which fell by 40.21 points and realty index decreased by 0.87 points.

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