Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets rose 41 points in afternoon session Tuesday, led by good buying in health care, FMCG and metal stocks.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,176.93 points, was ruling at 17,144.82 points, up 0.24 percent or 41.51 points from its previous day close at 17,103.31 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 17,236.08 points.
The wider 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange was ruling 0.20 percent higher at 5,207.45 points.
The major Sensex gainers were: Bharti Airtel, up 2.41 percent at Rs.327.35; Dr Reddys Lab, up 2.36 percent at Rs.1,715; Sun Pharma, up 2.24 percent at Rs.634.90; and Hindalco Inds, up 1.18 percent at Rs.119.80.
The losers were: Bajaj Auto, down 2.35 percent at Rs.1,448.45; TCS, down 1.75 percent at Rs.1,189; BHEL, down 0.61 percent at Rs.228.60; Tata Power, down 0.41 percent at Rs.96.10; Sterlite Inds, down 0.39 percent at Rs.101.10.