Sensex hits record high for fifth consecutive day

Sensex hits record high for fifth consecutive dayMumbai, March 28 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets touched a record high of 22,363.97 points for the fifth consecutive day Friday, surpassing the high of 22,307.74 points it touched Thursday.

Good buying was observed in the banking, metal and oil and gas sectors, while selling pressure was seen in the capital goods sector.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 22,273.44 points, was trading at 22,248.02 points in the pre-noon session, up 33.65 points or 0.15 percent from the previous day's close at 22,214.37 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 22,363.97 points and a low of 22,212.65 points in trade.

The S&P BSE bank index went up by 112.33 points, metal index gained 94.22 points and oil and gas index rose 82.72 points. Capital goods index dropped by 58.47 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also gained 17 points or 0.26 percent and was trading at 6,658.75 points.(IANS)