Sensex closes 193 points up (Second Lead)

August 6th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed almost 193 points up Monday led by good buying spree in oil and gas, auto and banking stocks.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,313.05 points, closed 17,390.80 points (provisional), 1.12 percent or 192.87 points up from its previous day’s close at 17,197.93 points.

The BSE oil and gas index was up 230.27 points, followed by auto index, up 154.85 points and banking index, up 158.67 points.

The wider 50-scrip S&P; CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange closed 1.28 percent up at 5,282.55 points.

The major Sensex gainers were Reliance Industries, up 5.27 percent at Rs.782.05; Tata Motors, up 3.53 percent at Rs.228.70; Gail India, up 2.37 percent at Rs.365.20; HDFC Bank, up 1.68 percent at Rs.598.15; and Sterlite Inds, up 1.67 percent at Rs.103.75.

The major Sensex losers were Wipro, down 1.17 percent at Rs.342.95; Dr Reddys Lab, down 0.96 percent at Rs.1,656.05; NTPC, down 0.93 percent at Rs.164.75; TCS, down 0.63 percent at Rs.1,230.10; and ITC, down 0.52 percent at Rs.258.

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