Mumbai, Oct 8: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets gained 125.22 points or 0.63 percent in the pre-noon trade Tuesday.
Good buying was seen in capital goods, banking index (bankex) and auto sectors while selling pressure was seen in the metals sector.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,094.21 points, was trading at 20,020.32 points in the pre-noon session, up 125.22 points or 0.63 percent from previous day’s close at 19,895.10 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 20,150.27 points and a low of 19,983.90 points during the trade so far.
The S&P BSE capital goods index gained 134.63 points, bankex increased by 162.30 and auto index by 86.83 points. However, the metals index dropped by 31.38 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also gained 33.80 points or 0.57 percent and was trading at 5,939.95 points.