Sensex, Nifty hit record highs

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Mumbai:A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday hit a record high of 29,768.29 point surpassing the previous high of 29,618.59 points it scaled Tuesday.

Good buying was observed in consumer durables, banking, healthcare and IT sectors, while selling pressure was seen in capital goods and metal sectors.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 29,565.72 points, was trading at 29,754.96 points (at 12.28 p.m.), up 183.92 points or 0.62 percent from the previous day’s close at 29,571.04 points.

The Sensex has touched a high of 29,768.29 points and a low of 29,475.23 points in the trade so far.

The S&P consumer durables index gained by 357.25 points, bankex surged by 320.97 points, healthcare index moved up by 138.31 points and IT index got augmented by 107.75 points.

However, capital goods index dropped by 33.10 points and metal index went down by 27.44 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also was trading 18.35 points or 0.21 percent up at 8,928.85 points.

It also touched an intra-day high of 8,957.90 points

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