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Sensex ends 321 points up; auto stocks up

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Mumbai, Oct 20 :

After losing 0.71 percent in the last weekly trade session, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets Monday provisionally closed the day’s trade 321.32 points or 1.23 percent up as automobile, banks, capital goods, oil and gas and metal stocks gained.

bombay-stock-exchangeHowever, heavy selling was sustained in information technology (IT) and technology, media and entertainment (TECK) sectors.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,434.16 points, closed the day’s trade at 26,429.85 points, up 321.32 points or 1.23 percent from the previous day’s close at 26,108.53 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 26,517.90 points and a low of 26,368.94 points in the intra-trade.

The S&P automobile index gained 369.44 points, bank index went up by 324.17 points, capital goods index moved up by 304.14 points, oil and gas index rose by 204.83 points, and metal index was higher by 170.21 points.

However, IT index dropped by 83.75 points and TECK index slipped by 14.46 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also ended in positive territory. It closed at 7,879.40 points — up 99.70 points (provisionally) or 1.28 percent.

(IANS)