Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:28:34 GMT | By IANS

Sensex ends 93 points higher; IT, consumer durable stocks up

Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed 93 points higher Thursday on firm global cues and good buying in IT, consumer durables, and oil and gas.

Sensex ends 93 points higher; IT, consumer durable stocks up

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,288.34 points, closed 17278.85 points, up 0.55 percent or 93.84 points from its previous day's close at 17,185.01 points.

The wider 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange closed 0.51 percent higher at 5,242.70 points.

The BSE IT index was up 91.81 points and so were consumer durable and oil and gas indices at 86.80 points and 99.31 points, respectively.

The major Sensex gainers were Infosys, up 3.08 percent at Rs.2,242.85; Sterlite Inds, up 2.42 percent at Rs.105.85; Tata Power, up 2.34 percent at Rs.100.70; BHEL, up 2.18 percent at Rs.234.65 and Bajaj Auto, up 1.76 percent at Rs.1,549.20.

The biggest loser was Maruti Suzuki, down 8.74 percent at Rs.1,117.35 due to labour-management conflict at the firm's Manesar plant.

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