Sensex gains 184 points; consumer durables, metal stocks surge

Sensex gains 184 points; consumer durables, metal stocks surge

9Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading 184.02 points or 0.76 percent up Thursday as consumer durables and metal stocks surged.

Good buying was observed in consumer durables, metal, capital goods and banking sectors, while marginal selling pressure was seen in the technology, entertainment and media (TECK) sector.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 24,415.42 points, was trading at 24,482.04 points in the pre-noon session, up 184.02 points or 0.76 percent from the previous day’s close at 24,298.02 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 24,493.47 points and a low of 24,347.78 points in trade.

The S&P BSE consumer durables index surged by 524.85 points, metal index gained 353.49 points, capital goods index moved up by 224.26 points and bankex rose by 148.87 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also gained 46.30 points or 0.64 percent and was trading at 7,299.20 points.

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