Markets extend last week’s gains, Sensex up by 258 points

Markets extend last week’s gains, Sensex up by 258 points
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Apr 21 2008. 04 28 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Apr 21 2008. 04 28 PM IST
Mumbai: The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex closed the day with a gain of nearly 258 points on good buying support in metal, banking and consumer durable counters.
The 30-share Sensex advanced by 258.13 points, or 1.57%, at 16,739.33 to end the day.
The index touched the day’s high of 16,778.69 and a low of 16,611.41 points.
The wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose also by 78.60 points at 5,037. It touched the day’s high of 5,053.40 and a low of 4,955.90 points, as the index heaviest Reliance Industries was volatile and recorded handsome gains after it formed a retail partnership with Marks and Spencer Group.
On BSE, the metal sector index rose the most by 553.56 points at 15,214.69, followed by Banking index by 284.88 points at 8,580.72.
The consumer durable index rose by 137.37 points at 4,356.38.
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First Published: Mon, Apr 21 2008. 04 28 PM IST
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