Mumbai, May 5: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets gained 103.69 points or 0.46 percent during the pre-noon session Monday.
Good buying was observed in oil and gas, metal and capital goods sectors, while selling pressure was seen in IT sector.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 22,412.80 points, was trading at 22,507.58 points in the pre-noon session, up 103.69 points or 0.46 percent from the previous day’s close at 22,403.89 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 22,545.18 points and a low of 22,354.45 points in trade. The S&P BSE oil and gas index gained 229.32 points, metal index went up by 131.65 points and capital goods index moved up by 107.36 points.
However, IT index slipped by 55.41 points.The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also gained 26.40 points or 0.39 percent and was trading at 6,721.20 points.