Sensex closes 40 points up; healthcare, metal stocks rise

Last Updated: Sat, May 11, 2013 09:40 hrs

Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) In a special trading session Saturday, a benchmark index of the Indian equities markets closed 0.20 percent up, after healthcare, metal, public sector undertaking (PSUs), consumer durables and bank scrips gained.

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) held a special session for trade in derivatives, securities lending and borrowing scheme segment from its disaster recovery site.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened in the positive at 20,091.93 points, closed at 20,122.32 points, up 39.70 points or 0.20 percent from its previous day close at 20,082.62 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 20,146.83 points and low of 20,055.18 points.

The wider 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading 12.50 points or 0.21 percent up at 6,107.25 points.

There was healthy buying in healthcare, metal, PSUs, consumer durables and banks sectors gained.

The healthcare index was up 135.65 points followed by metal index up 49.58 points, PSU index up 40.15 points, consumer durables index was trading 33.50 and bank index was up 33.14 percent.

However, there was heavy selling pressure in IT, TECk, power and realty stocks.

The BSE IT index was down 15.84 points,TECk index was down 1.61 points, power index, down 0.65 points followed by realty index down 0.36 points.

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