Mumbai, July 21 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Monday ended trade 48.65 points or 0.19 percent up as fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) stocks surged. Healthy buying was also observed in oil and gas and consumer durables sectors, while selling pressure was seen in capital goods, metal and information technology (IT)sector.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 25,776.54 points, closed at 25,690.21 points (provisional), up 48.65 points or 0.19 percent from the previous day’s close at 25,641.56 points. The Sensex touched a high of 25,861.15 points and a low of 25,677.71 points in the trade so far.

The S&P BSE FMCG index gained 78.09 points, oil and gas index moved up by 61.62 points and consumer durables index inched up by 26.70 points.  However, capital goods index was down 150.13 points, metal index dipped 49.58 points and IT index was lower by 23.61 points. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 20.30 points or 0.26 percent up at 7,684.20 points.