Sensex surges 154 points; auto stocks gain

Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets rebounded after last week’s sloppy trade with healthy gains in Monday’s session. It closed up 154 points or 0.57 percent.

All the sectors made gains except the banking stocks. The rally was led by auto, metal, healthcare, consumer durables and capital goods.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,266.49 points, closed at 27,395.73 points, up 153.95 points or 0.57 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,241.78 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 27,507.25 points and a low of 27,266.49 points in the trade intra-day.
The S&P auto index surged by 277.34 points, metal index increased by 248.90 points, healthcare index got augmented by 125 points, consumer durables index was up 95.17 points and capital goods index went higher by 83.83 points.
However, banking stocks were down 31.58 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made gains in the day’s trade. It ended 45.60 points or 0.56 percent up at 8,246.30 points.