Mumbai, May 2: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets gained 95.82 points or 0.43 percent during the pre-noon session Friday.
Good buying was observed in banking, healthcare and IT sectors, while selling pressure was seen in capital goods sector.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 22,493.59 points, was trading at 22,513.62 points in the pre-noon session, up 95.82 points or 0.43 percent from the previous day’s close at 22,417.80 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 22,575.62 points and a low of 22,433.55 points in trade.
The S&P BSE bankex went up by 131.99 points, healthcare index gained 125.28 points and IT index moved up by 98.25 points. However, capital goods index went down by 73.25 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also gained 20.75 points or 0.31 percent and was trading at 6,717.15 points.