Mumbai, Nov 1: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was marginally up by 15.59 points around 12.30 p.m. Thursday as consumer durables, automobiles and health care stocks rose.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 18,487.90 points, was ruling at 18,520.97 points, 15.59 points up from its previous day’s close at 18,505.38 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 18,549.08 points and a low of 18,445.18 in intra-day trade. However, BSE midcap index was up by 47.76 points, while the smallcap index was higher by 46.57 points.
On the sectoral front, the BSE consumer durables index was up by 282.26 points followed by automobile index higher by 164.86 points and health care index up 71.38 points.
The major Sensex gainers were Tata Motors, up by 3.67 percent at Rs.264.00; Wipro, up by 3.38 percent at Rs.362.65; Bharti Airtel, up by 2.99 percent at Rs.277.05; Cipla, up by 2.34 percent at Rs.372.00 and Hero MotoCorp, up by 1.45 percent at Rs.1,906.15.6.15 27.20 1.45
The wider 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was lower by 11.30 points or 0.20 percent up at 5,631.00 points.
Among other Asian markets, the trend was up — Japan’s Nikkei was up by 0.21 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was trading 0.52 percent higher, and Shanghai’s Composite Index was up by 1.72 percent.