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Sensex 177 points up; bank, capital goods shine

Posted on Feb 18 2014 | IANS

Mumbai, Feb 18 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading 177 points up Tuesday, as bank, capital goods and automobile stocks rallied.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S and P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,457.56 points, was trading at 20,641.46 points in afternoon trade, up 177.40 points or 0.87 percent from the previous day's close at 20,464.06 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 20,676.94 points and a low of 20,436.48 points in the trade so far.

The S and P BSE bank index was trading higher by 276.78 points, followed by capital goods index was up 149.25 points, automobile index was trading higher by 120.80 points, metal index up 109.22 points and consumer durables index up 29.56 points.

However, the S and P BSE FMCG inex was down 1.77 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading 60.25 points or 0.99 percent up at 6,133.55 points.

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