Mumbai, Aug 14 :
A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday was trading 141.37 points or 0.55 percent up as banking stocks rallied.
All the sectors were trading in green and good buying was observed in banking, capital goods, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and auto sectors.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 25,948.30 points, was trading at 26,060.32 points (at 09.30 a.m.) in the early session, up 141.37 points or 0.55 percent from the previous day’s close at 25,918.95 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 26,068.81 points and a low of 25,945.35 points in the trade so far.
The S&P BSE bankex gained 135.32 points, capital goods index got augmented by 111.97 points, FMCG index increased by 75.37 points and auto index inched up by 74.10 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 32.25 points or 0.42 percent up at 7,771.80 points.