Sensex up 255 points; bank stocks gain
A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), made healthy gains in the early morning session on Monday. It was trading 255 points or 0.93 percent up, as bank stocks rose.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made healthy gains during the early morning session. It was trading up 67.70 points or 0.81 percent up at 8,409.10 points.
The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,655.79 points, was trading at 27,713.88 points (10.00 a.m.) in the early morning session, up 255.24 points or 0.93 percent from the previous day's close at 27,458.64 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 27,719.28 points and a low of 27,624.76 points in the trade so far.