Sensex up over 250 points ahead of GDP data
Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets ended Friday’s trade 257 points or 1.25 percent up ahead of the national growth data release.
Good buying was observed in all sectoral indices, especially in bank, capital goods, metal, oil and gas and public sector undertakings (PSUs) sectors.
The 30-scrip S&P Sensex of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,558.93 points, closed at 20,791.93 points, up 257.02 points or 1.25 percent! from its previous day’s close at 20,534.91 points.
The Sensex t! ouched a high of 20,0819.77 points and a low of 20,228.93 points intra-day.
The S&P BSE bank index was up 275.09 points followed by capital goods index which gained 172.36 points, metal index moved up by 162.81 points, oil and gas index climbed up by 107.67 points and PSU index gained by 107.27 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed trade 84.25 points (provisionally) or 1.38 percent up at 6,176.10 points.