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Sensex hits record high for eighth consecutive day

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 - 12:39pm IST | Agency: IANS

The benchmark index of Indian equities markets touched a record high of 22,592.10 points for the eighth consecutive day Wednesday, surpassing the high of 22,485.77 points it touched Tuesday.

Good buying was observed in the healthcare, auto, IT and consumer durables sectors, while selling pressure was seen in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and metal sectors.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 22,550.58 points, was trading at 22,484.40 points in the pre-noon session, up 37.96 points or 0.17 percent from the previous day's close at 22,446.44 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 22,592.10 points and a low of 22,473.76 points in trade.

The S&P BSE healthcare index surged by 150.59 points, auto index went up by 95.61 points, IT index moved up by 65.87 points and consumer durables index inched up by 58.71 points; while FMCG index dropped by 146.23 points and metal index slipped by 55.20 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also gained 11.90 points or 0.18 percent and was trading at 6,732.95 points.

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