The benchmark index of Indian equities markets touched a record high of 22,592.10 points for the eighth co nsecutive day Wednesday, surpassing the high of 22,485.77 points it touched Tuesday.
Good buying was o bserved 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.