Mumbai, March 31 :
A benchmark index of Indian equities markets touched a record high of 22,467.21 points for the sixth consecutive day Monday, surpassing the high of 22,363.97 points it touched Friday.
Good buying was observed in the metal, consumer durables and auto sectors, while selling pressure was seen in IT sector.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 22,423.14 points, was trading at 22,357.74 points in the pre-noon session, up 17.77 points or 0.08 percent from the previous day’s close at 22,339.97 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 22,467.21 points and a low of 22,356.97 points in trade.
The S&P BSE metal index gained 143.54 points, consumer durables index got augmented by 169.11 and auto index went up by 111.53 points.
However, IT index slipped by 72.71 points. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also gained 6 points or 0.09 percent and was trading at 6,701.90 points.