Sensex touches new high, capital goods gain

Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS): A benchmark index of Indian equities markets touched a new intra-day high of 28,282.85 points, surpassing its previous record of 28,205.71 points hit Monday.

Healthy buying was observed in capital goods, metal, automobile, healthcare and bank stocks. However, information technology (IT) and realty sectors fell.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,209.03 points, was trading at 28,192.18 points (at 12.30 p.m.), up 14.30 points or 0.05 percent from its previous day's close at 28,177.88 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 28,282.85 points and a low of 28,170.06 points in the trade so far.

The S&P capital goods index gained 139.76 points, metal index moved up 115.68 points, automobile index was higher by 105.19 points, healthcare index rose 94.18 points and bank index increased by 82.37 points.

However, IT index lost 56.04 points and realty was down 9.01 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading in the positive territory. It was up 2.15 points or 0.03 percent at 8,432.90 points.

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