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Sensex closes 115 points up

business Updated: Feb 14, 2012 17:36 IST

A benchmark index for Indian equities markets on Tuesday shot up in late trade to close 115 points higher. Other Asian bourses too reported dull trading.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 17,767.46 points, closed at 17,888.67 points (provisional), 115.83 points or 0.65% up from its previous close at 17,772.84 points.

The 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange also ended at 5,427.45 points, up 37.25 points or 0.69% from its previous close.

Broader markets were also lacklustre, with the BSE 500 index closing 0.7% up. However, the BSE midcap index was up 1.22% while the BSE smallcap index gained 0.85%.

As per the 13 sectoral indices on BSE, capital goods, auto and realty stocks were on the rise, while healthcare scrips saw some selling.