Markets end with gain (Roundup)September 8th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS)Indian equity markets closed with a gain on the back of the NSG approval of the civil nuclear deal and strong global markets. Realty, banking, capital goods stocks led the gaining rally. The 30-share benchmark of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 14,978.24 points, touched a high of 15,107.01 points before closing at 14,944.97 points. It went up by 461.14 points or 3.18 percent at the day’s close.
The National Stock Exchange (NSE) S & P Nifty, which opened at 4,358.30 points, closed at 4,482.30 points. It went up by 130 points or 2.99 percent.
The BSE Midcap index, which closed at 5,819.89 points, went up by 66.17 points or 1.15 percent.
The BSE Smallcap index, which closed at 6,982.77 points, went up by 77.55 points or 1.12 percent.
The market breadth was positive. On the BSE, 1,665 shares advanced, 1,034 declined and 69 maintained status quo.
Top gainers of the day included Sterlite Industries at Rs.587.80 up by 5.88 percent, ICICI Bank at Rs.687.15 up by 4.89 percent, and State Bank of India at Rs.1,518.55 up 4.81 percent.