Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets gained 188.73 points or 0.91 percent in the pre-noon trade Thursday.
Good buying was observed in banking index (bankex), consumer durables, auto, capital goods and oil and gas sector. However, selling pressure was seen in IT sector.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,766.05 points, was trading at 20,956.61 points in the pre-noon session, up 188.73 points or 0.91 percent from previous day's close at 20,767.88 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 21,039.42 points and a low of 20,750.98 points during the trade so far.
The S&P BSE bankex gained 210.69 points, consumer durables index augmented by 119.90 points, auto index inched up by 144.23 points, capital goods index increased by 120.99 points and oil and gas index moved up by 98.05 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also gained 55.55 points or 0.90 percent and was trading at 6,233.90 points.
First Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 09:47