Mumbai: Registering gains after two days of fall, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday closed trade 96.19 points or 0.37 percent up, even as capital goods stocks plunged.
Selling pressure was also observed in information technology (IT) scrips, while marginally good buying was observed in bank, healthcare and consumer durables sectors.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,005.14 points, ended trade at 26,087.42 points (provisional), up 96.19 points or 0.37 percent from the previous day's close at 25,991.23 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 26,113.48 points and a low of 25,850.04 points intra-day.
The S&P BSE capital goods index plunged by 725.96 points and IT index dropped by 24.28 points. However, Bank index gained 273.12 points, healthcare index was up 164.55 points and consumer durables index gained 125.47 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was up 42.70 points or 0.55 percent at 7,791.40 points.