Sensex zooms 313 points, capital goods stocks rise

Mumbai, June 30 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Monday surged 313 points or 1.25 percent, as capital goods, banking and healthcare stocks gained. All the sectors including oil and gas, metal, information technology (IT), automobile and power made healthy gains before closing.

The benchmark index ended in green for second consecutive session after making losses on global cues and concerns regarding monsoon. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 25,179.55 points, closed at 25,413.78 points (provisional), up 313.86 points or 1.25 percent from the previous day’s close at 25,099.92 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 25,460.96 points and a low of 25,179.55 points in trade. The S&P BSE capital goods index gained 346.38 points, bankex surged by 293.34 points, healthcare index went up by 202.59 points, oil and gas index rose 160.87 points, metal index increased by 160.31 points.

IT index closed higher by 73.13 points, power index gained 64.96 points and automobile index grew by 51.02 points. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) went up 102.55 points or 1.37 percent at 7,611.35 points.