Sensex hits fresh record high


bse1--621x414NewZNew (Mumbai) : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Monday touched a record high of 27,969.82 points, surpassing the previous high of 27,894.32 points hit Friday. Good buying was observed in IT, capital goods and healthcare sectors; while selling pressure was seen in auto sector.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,943.04 points, was trading at 27,948.61 points (at 09.18 a.m.) in the early session, up 82.78 points or 0.30 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,865.83 points. The Sensex touched a high of 27,969.82 points and a low of 27,920.45 points in the trade so far. The S&P IT index gained 124.43 points, capital goods index moved up by 87.54 points and healthcare index got augmented by 77.67 points. However, auto index dropped by 211.70 points. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading 5.70 points or 0.07 percent up at 8,327.90 points.