Sensex closes 102 points up; healthcare stocks rise

Mumbai, June 12 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday ended trade 102 points or 0.40 percent higher as healthcare, automobile and bank stocks gained.However, heavy selling pressure was observed in oil and gas, technology, entertainment and media (TECK) and consumer durables stocks.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened the day’s trade at 25,597.21 points and closed at 25,576.21 points (provisional), up 102.32 points or 0.40 percent from previous day’s close at 25,473.89 point.The Sensex touched a high of 25,611.32 points and a low of 25,409.69 points during the day.The index had touched a new high of 25,735.87 points Wednesday.

The S&P BSE healthcare index gained 148.24 points, automobile index was higher by 92.19 points and bank index rose by 26.43 points.However, oil and gas index was down 16.90 points, TECK index lost 9.48 points and consumer goods index was marginally lower by 1.45 points.The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended the trade up 23.60 points or 0.31 percent at 7,650.45 points.

This is a new closing high for the Nifty.