Equities close flat; healthcare, banks stocks in green

Key Indian equity market indices open higher, BSE up
Key Indian equity market indices open higher, BSE up

Mumbai: Key Indian equity indices — the BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 — provisionally closed on a flat note on Thursday, with healthy buying in healthcare and banking stocks.

The wider 51-scrip Nifty 50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was up 7.30 points, or 0.07 per cent, to provisionally close (at 3.30 p.m.) at 10,086.60 points.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 32,289.26 points, closed at 32,241.93 points — up 55.52 points, or 0.17 per cent, from its previous close at 32,186.41 points.

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The Sensex touched a high of 32,328.61 points and a low of 32,186.84 points during the intra-day trade.

The BSE market breadth was slightly bullish — with 1,311 advances and 1,305 declines.

On Wednesday, the NSE Nifty 50 fell by 13.75 points or 0.14 per cent to close at 10,079.30 points, whereas BSE Sensex closed at 32,186.41 points — up only 27.75 points, or 0.09 per cent.

–IANS inputs