Sensex, Nifty close at new highs, healthcare stocks rise

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Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices closed at new highs on Tuesday aided by healthy buying in healthcare, banking and automobile stocks.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE closed at 31,159.40 points — a new closing high — up 50.12 points or 0.16 per cent, after scaling a new intra-day high of 31,220.38 points.

The wider 51-scrip NSE Nifty provisionally closed at a new high of 9,624.55 points — up 19.65 points or 0.20 per cent.

The BSE market breadth, however, was bearish — with 1,454 declines and 1,224 advances.

On Monday, the NSE Nifty closed at 9,604.90 points, while the Sensex closed at 31,109.28 points.

–IANS

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