Mumbai, Sep 19 :
A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday was trading 53.91 points or 0.20 percent up as auto stocks gained.
Good buying was observed in auto, capital goods and healthcare sectors, while selling pressure was seen in consumer durables sector.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,139.39 points, was trading at 27,166.12 points (at 09.20 a.m.) in the early session, up 53.91 points or 0.20 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,112.21 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 27,172.92 points and a low of 27,129.57 points in the trade so far.
The S&P auto index gained 91.83 points, capital goods index increased by 73.72 points and healthcare index moved up by 65.07 points. However, consumer durables index dropped by 9.10 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also gained 23.50 points or 0.29 percent and was trading at 8,138.25 points.