Sensex, Nifty scale new peaks

Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday scaled a new peak and was trading at 346.31 points or 1.19 percent up.

All the sectors were trading in green. The rally was led by the banking, auto, capital goods, health care and metal sectors.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 29,189.45 points, was trading at 29,352.33 points (at 09.24 a.m.) in the early session, up 346.31 points or 1.19 percent from the previous day’s close at 29,006.02 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 29,386.04 points and a low of 29,189.33 points in the trade so far.

The S&P bankex gained by 265.73 points, auto index surged by 296.49 points, capital goods index got augmented by 218.47 points, health care index moved up by 99.91 points and the metal index scored 93.29 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also touched a new high and was trading 93.25 points or 1.06 percent up at 8,854.65 points