Sensex closes with marginal gains, healthcare stocks up

Mumbai, Sep 26 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Thursday's trade with marginal gains of 38 points.

The 30-scrip S and P Sensex of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 19,853.66 points, closed (provisionally) at 19,893.85 points, up 37.61 points or 0.19 percent from its previous day's close at 19,856.24 points.

The Sensex surged to a high of 19,997.28 points and a low of 19,826.99 points in the day's trade.

The wider 50-scrip S and P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also gained mere 5.75 points or 0.10 percent at 5,879.60 points.

Sector-wise, healthcare, capital goods, metal, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and power stocks gained. However, oil and gas, consumer durables, information technology (IT), technology, entertainment and media (TECk) and realty company's scrip tanked.

The S and P BSE healthcare index gained 79.34 points, capital goods index was up 50.15 points, followed by metal index which was higher by 47.99 points, FMCG index was up 38.38 points and power index increased by 12.70 points.

Selling pressure was observed in oil and gas index, which lost 96.49 points, while consumer durables index decreased by 58.79 points, followed by IT index which was down 20.50 points, TECk index which was down 9.83 points and realty index closed the day's trade 7.48 points lower.

--IANS (Posted on 26-09-2013)

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