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Sensex hits record high; healthcare stocks gain

Posted on Jul 25 2014 | IANS

Mumbai, July 25 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday hit a record high of 26,300.17 points for second consecutive day surpassing its all-time high of 26,292.66 points it hit Thursday.

Selling pressure was seen in IT and metal sectors, while good buying was observed in healthcare sector.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S and P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,257.14 points, was trading at 26,254.80 points (at 09.27 a.m.) in the early session, down 17.05 points or 0.06 percent from the previous day's close at 26,271.85 points.

The Sensex has touched a high of 26,300.17 points and a low of 26,246.70 points in the trade so far.

The S and P BSE IT index dropped by 86.45 points and metal index slipped by 44.25 points. However, healthcare index gained 77.89 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 2.45 points or 0.03 percent down at 7,828.15 points.

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