Late surge helps Sensex close 84 points higher (Second Lead)By IANS
Monday, October 18, 2010
MUMBAI - A late buying spree sent a benchmark index of Indian equities soaring in the last hour of trade Monday to close 84 points higher.
The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,160.55 points, closed at 20,209.13 points (provisional), up 84.08 points or 0.41 percent from its previous close at 20,125.05 points.
The Sensex hit an intra-day low of 19,870.51 points.
At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the 50-share S&P CNX Nifty shut shop at 6,087.95 points, 0.42 percent higher.
Broader markets, however, ended in the red. The BSE midcap index closed 0.42 percent lower, while the BSE smallcap index ended flat.