Sensex, Nifty end in red

Mumbai, June 25 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed 55 points or 0.22 percent lower Wednesday as capital goods and oil and gas stocks slipped. The weakness in market comes just a day after it rallied 338 points. The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 25,421.49 points, closed trade at 25,313.74 points (provisional), down 55.16 points or 0.22 percent from the previous day’s close at 25,368.90 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 25,427.80 points and a low of 25,274.39 points during the intra-trade. Good buying was observed in automobile, healthcare and consumer durables sectors.  The S&P BSE automobile index gained 114.38 points and healthcare index went up by 91.02 points and consumer durables closed higher by 75.30 points.

However, capital goods index was down 111.20 points, followed by oil and gas index which was lower by 91.14 points and bank index fell 74.94 points. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also ended in red. It fell 14.15 points or 0.19 percent at 7,566.05 points.