Sensex gains 119 points, tech stocks gain
A benchmark index of Indian equities gained 119 points percent Friday as technology stocks gained.
Good buying was observed in IT, technology, media and entertainment (TECk), healthcare and banking index (bankex), while selling pressure was seen in oil and gas and auto sectors.
The 30-scrip S&P Sensex of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 21,114.49 points, closed at 21,193.58 points, up 118.99 points or 0.56 percent from its previous day close at 21,074.59 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 21,235.14 points and a low of 21,113.25 points intra-day.
The S&P BSE IT index gained 153.93 points, TECk index moved up by 69.80 points, healthcare index got augmented by 67.27 points and bankex increased by 66.99 points.
However, oil and gas index dropped by 36.68 points and auto index slipped by 10.72 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also gained 34.90 points or 0.56 percent and closed at 6,313.80 points.
(Posted on 27-12-2013)