Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading with a gain of nearly 100 points in the afternoon session Monday on the back of good buying support in real estate and banking stocks.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened in the positive at 17,429.96 points, was ruling 17,501.44 points in the afternoon session, up 0.56 percent or 97.24 points from its previous close at 17,404.20 points.
The 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange was trading 0.38 percent higher at 5,315.70 points.
There was good buying support in real estate, power and banking stocks.
Major Sensex gainers were: DLF 3.23 percent higher at Rs.208; NTPC 2.34 percent up at Rs.166.50; L&T 1.81 percent up at Rs.1,330.50; SBI 1.50 percent up at Rs.2,126.50.
Only six of the 30 Sensex scrips were trading in the negative terrain.
Read More: National Book Trust | National Literacy Mission | Mumbai Indians | Mumbai | I.p.estate | National Physical Laboratory | Ind-estate | Employeement Exchange | Narona Exchange | G.i.estate | Bombay Market | Mumbai Gpo | Stock Exchange Po | Mumbai Central Ho | Cotton Exchange Po | Chennai National Terminal | Kappalur Indl.estate | Kovilpatti Indl.estate | Kaziranga National Park | Betla National Park | Mon