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Sensex gains 56 points; IT, healthcare stocks surge

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Mumbai, June 27 :

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday was trading 55.53 points or 0.22 percent up as IT and healthcare stocks surged.

stock_exchange sensexGood buying was observed in IT and healthcare sectors, while selling pressure was seen in metal and banking sectors.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 25,132.08 points, was trading at 25,118.20 points in the pre-noon session, up 55.53 points or 0.22 percent from the previous day’s close at 25,062.67 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 25,209.61 points and a low of 25,072.97 points in trade.

The S&P BSE IT index surged by 190.58 points and healthcare index gained by 212.19 points; while metal index dropped by 212.19 and bankex slid by 48.69 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 8.25 points or 0.11 percent up at 7,501.45 points.

(IANS)