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Mumbai, Nov 17 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading up 72.08 points or 0.26 percent as automobile stocks rose. Healthy buying was observed in consumer durables, oil and gas, and bank stocks. However, metal, capital goods and information technology (IT) sectors fell. Read – Sensex trades in red; banks stocks down Also Read - Sensex Tumbles Over 1,000 Pts Due to Selloff in IT, Telecom Stocks; Nifty Drops Below 11,700

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,018.68 points, was trading at 28,118.74 points (at 2.30 p.m.), up 72.08 points or 0.26 percent from its previous day’s close at 28,046.66 points. The Sensex touched a high of 28,127.58 points and a low of 27,921.34 points in the trade so far. Also Read - Stock Market Crash: Sensex Nosedives 1,115 Pts, Nifty Tanks Below 10,850-mark in Closing Session

The S&P automobile index gained 243.64 points, consumer durables index moved up 179.38 points, oil and gas index fell 78.12 points and bank index inched higher by 51.02 points.  However, metal index lost 55.91 points, capital goods index was down 39.34 points and IT index fell by 12.46 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading in the positive territory. It was up 28 points or 0.33 percent at 8,417.90 points.