Mumbai, May 15 :
A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday was back into the positive zone, closing 90.48 points or 0.38 percent up. Healthy buying was observed in consumer durables and oil and gas stocks.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened at 23,809.42 points and ended trade at 23,905.60 points (provisional), up 90.48 points or 0.38 percent from the previous day’s close at 23,815.12 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 23,971.78 points and a low of 23,742.75 points intra-day.
The index had lost 36 points after three straight sessions of gain.
Healthy buying was observed in consumer durables, oil and gas and bank stocks. However, capital goods, metal and automobile sectors came under selling pressure.
The S&P BSE consumer durables index gained 113.34 points, oil nad gas index surged 101.16 points and bank index went up 23.32 points.
However, capital goods index which fell 118.22 points, metal index declined by 77.78 points and automobile index slipped by 65.84 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed flat at 7,123.15 points, up 14.40 points or 0.20 percent.