Sensex scales new high; oil and gas stocks surge
Mumbai : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday hit a record high of 26,674.38 points surpassing its previous high of 26,630.74 points it touched Aug 25.
Good buying was observed in oil and gas, capital goods and auto sectors, while selling pressure was seen in healthcare sector.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,620.18 points, was trading at 26,625 points (at 01.14 p.m.) in the afternoon session, up 64.85 points or 0.24 percent from the previous day’s close at 26,560.15 points.
The Sensex has touched a high of 26,674.38 points and a low of 26,596.67 points in the trade so far.
The S&P BSE oil and gas index moved up by 121.98 points, capital goods index increased by 67.22 points and auto index inched up by 62.15 points.
However, healthcare index dropped by 46.62 points. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 17.40 points or 0.22 percent up at 7,953.45 points.