Markets hold on to gains in afternoon (Second Lead)February 25th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian equities held on to their morning gains about an hour before close Wednesday, with a key index trading 1.51 percent higher than its previous close.
The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex), which opened at 8,913.44 points, was trading at 8,955.08 points, 1.51 percent or 133.21 points higher than its previous close, an hour before close.
The S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,777.4 points, 1.59 percent up from its last close of 2,733.9 points.
The BSE midcap index was 1.11 percent higher, while the BSE smallcap index was up 1.12 percent.