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Sensex, Nifty hit record high

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday closed trading 267.07 points or 0.95 percent up after hitting a record high of 28,360.66 points.

The benchmark index surpassed its previous record of 28,294.01 points hit Nov 19.

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

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,100.10 points, closed trading at 28,334.63 points — up 267.07 points or 0.95 percent — from the previous day’s close at 28,067.56 points.

The Sensex touched a record high of 28,360.66 points and a low of 28,038.40 points in the intra-trade.

The S&P bankex surged 478.83 points, capital goods index gained by 211.66 points, auto index moved up by 102.34 points and oil and gas index inched up by 93.07 points.

However, IT index slipped by 78.75 points and healthcare index dropped by 49.87 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also closed trade 75.45 points or 0.90 percent up at 8,477.35 points. During intra-day trade Nifty hit a record high of 8,489.80 points.

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