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Sensex gains 62 points; capital goods index gain 92 points

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Tuesday was trading 62.41 points or 0.23 percent up as capital goods stocks gained.

Good buying was observed in capital goods and banking sectors, while selling pressure was seen in metal and oil and gas sectors.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,788.73 points, was trading at 26,815.31 points (at 09.17 a.m.) in the early session, up 62.41 points or 0.23 percent from the previous day’s close at 26,752.90 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 26,833.90 points and a low of 26,785.89 points in the trade so far.

The S&P capital goods index gained 92.14 points and bankex moved up by 91.53 points. However, metal index dropped by 71.96 points and oil and gas index fell by 24.15 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 13.05 points or 0.16 percent up at 8,004.75 points.

Snapping a five-session winning streak, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets Monday closed trading 98.15 points or 0.37 percent down as oil and gas stocks slumped.

Selling pressure was seen in oil and gas, auto and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors, while good buying was observed in consumer durables, capital goods and banking sectors.

Yesterday, Monday saw the Sensex, which opened at 26,959.57 points, closed at 26,752.90 points, down 98.15 points or 0.37 percent from the previous close at 26,851.05 points.

Yesterday, it touched a high of 26,994.96 points and a low of 26,726.84 points in the intra trade as consumer durables index gained 203.75 points, capital goods moved up by 106.01 points and bankex inched up by 91.37 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also closed trading 22.85 points or 0.29 percent down at 7,991.70 points.

The major Sensex gainers were: BHEL, up 4.98 percent at Rs.252; Dr. Reddy’s, up 1.67 percent at Rs.3,105.50; and GAIL, up 0.85 percent at Rs.484.85.

The losers were: Hindustan Unilever, down 4.75 percent at Rs.721.90; Tata Motors, down 2.57 percent at Rs.503.65; and ONGC, down 2.17 percent at Rs.394.75.

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