Mumbai, Jun 5 (IANS): A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading 136.55 points up in the afternoon session Tuesday, led by good buying support in capital goods, banking and power stocks.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 16,065.37 points, was ruling at 16,124.95 points in the afternoon session, up 0.85 percent or 136.55 points from its previous close at 15,988.4 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 16,138.29 points and low of 16,023.44 points in the intra-day trade.
There was good buying support in capital goods, banking and power stocks.
The capital goods index was trading 184.54 points up, the banking index was trading 188.20 points up and the power index was trading 25.85 points up.
SBI rallied 2.80 percent at Rs.2,103.50 and Hindalco was up 2.69 percent at Rs.118.40.
Other major Sensex gainers were Larsen and Toubro, up 2.35 percent at Rs.1,201; Sterlite Indus, up 2.08 percent at Rs.90.95; NTPC, up 2.05 percent at Rs.147.05; BHEL, up 1.86 percent at Rs.210.90; Gail India, up 1.66 percent at Rs.324.80.
Major Sensex losers were DLF, down 1.40 percent at Rs.183.40; Tata Motors, down 1.33 percent at Rs.225.70; Bharti Airtel, down 0.59 percent at Rs.292.90; Tata Power, down 0.55 percent at Rs.89.65; Hindustan Lever, down 0.39 percent at Rs.410.90.