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Sensex touches record high

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Mumbai, March 26:

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets gained 79.55 points or 0.36 percent during the pre-noon session Wednesday after touching record high of 22,172.10 during the early trade surpassing the record high of 22,079.96 points it touched Tuesday.Mumbai-Stock-Exchange

Good buying was observed in the capital goods, auto, metal and oil and gas sectors, while selling pressure was seen in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 22,134.71 points, was trading at 22,134.76 points in the pre-noon session, up 79.55 points or 0.36 percent from the previous day’s close at 22,055.21 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 22,172.10 points and a low of 22,110.71 points during the trade so far.

The S&P BSE capital goods index gained 125.04 points, auto index inched up by 142.50 points and oil and gas index moved up by 119.83 points and metal index increased by 231.47 points.

However, FMCG index dropped by 85.29 points and healthcare index went down by 58.75 points. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also gained 25.50 points or 0.39 percent and was trading at 6,615.50 points.

(IANS)