Sensex closes 96 points up, healthcare stocks gain

Mumbai, Dec 31 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Wednesday’s trade up 95.88 points or 0.35 percent, as healthcare stocks rallied.

All sector-based indices of the the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), ended in green. Banking, capital goods, consumer durables and oil and gas stocks witnessing healthy buying.
The sensitive index of the S&P BSE which opened at 27,358.30 points, closed at 27,499.42 points, up 95.88 points or 0.35 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,403.54 points.
The Sensex has touched a high of 27,527.24 points and a low of 27,346 points in the intra-day trade.
The S&P healthcare index was up 105.01 points, followed by bankex which increased by 93.02 points, capital goods index was higher 89.48 points, consumer durables index rose 88.76 points and oil and gas index moved up by 69.24 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made gains in the day’s trade. It was ended the trade up 34.45 points or 0.42 percent up at 8,282.70 points.