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Sensex jumps,bank shares up

Sensex jumps,bank shares up

A day after it fell 491 points due to negative global cues and uncertainty over Delhi election results, a benchmark index of the Indian equities markets was up over 200 points Tuesday in early trade.

Healthy buying was observed in bank, automobile and metal stocks, while capital goods, oil and gas and healthcare sectors came under heavy selling pressure.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,122.48 points, was trading at 28,455 points in the early session, up 227.66 points or 0.81 percent from the previous day`s close at 28,227.39 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 28,522.77 points and a low of 28,044.49 points in the intra-day trade so far.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading in the positive territory. It was up 65.25 points or 0.77 percent at 8,591.60 points.

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