FILE PHOTO Traders have a nice time as BSE Sensex surges to hit new record high of 23,572.88 points, ahead of the exit poll results in Mumbai on May 12, 2014. (Photo: Sandeep Mahankal/IANS)

Sensex gains 65 points; consumer durables stocks surge

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday was trading 65.37 points or 0.23 percent up in the early session as the consumer durables sector gained.

Good buying was observed in consumer durables, capital goods and auto sectors, while selling pressure was seen in oil and gas sector.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,048.56 points, was trading at 28,074.27 points (at 09.28 a.m.) in the early session, up 65.37 points or 0.23 percent from the previous day’s close at 28,008.90 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 28,098.74 points and a low of 28,044.45 points in the trade so far.

The S&P consumer durables index gained by 184.51 points, capital goods index moved up by 181.48 points and auto index inched up by 106.15 points. However, oil and gas index dropped by 12.82 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading at 14.70 points or 0.18 percent up at 8,398 points. (IANS)

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