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Sensex, Nifty touch record highs

Posted on Sep 02 2014 | IANS

Mumbai, Sep 2 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets breached the 27,000-mark for the first time to hit a record high of 27,082.85 points Tuesday -- surpassing its previous peak of 26,900.30 points scaled Sep 1.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S and P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,888.21 points, closed trade at 27,019.39 points (provisional), up 151.84 points or 0.57 percent from the previous day's close at 26,867.55 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 27,082.85 points and a low of 26,886.22 points in the intra-day.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) which crossed the 8,000-mark for the first time Monday hit a new record high of 8,101.95 points.

The Nifty closed trade at 8,083.05 points -- 55.35 points or 0.69 percent up from its previous close.

On Monday, the Sensex had hit a record high of 26,900.30 points, surpassing its previous peak of 26,674.38 points scaled Aug 28.

Healthy buying was observed in consumer durables, healthcare, bank, oil and gas and fast moving consumer durables (FMCG) index, while heavy selling was seen in metal, capital goods index.

The S and P BSE consumer durables index was up 273.12 points, healthcare was higher by 246.66 points, bank index rose by 116.85 points, oil and gas index increased by 113.34 points and FMCG index augmented by 53.42 points.

However, metal index was down 103.82 points and capital goods index was lower by 11.05 points.

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