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BSE Sensex closes flat; metal, healthcare stocks gain

The 30-scrip BSE Sensex, which gained almost 437 points in the previous three sessions, closed at 17,766.78 points - up 17.13 points, or 0.10 per cent.

BT Online Bureau | September 10, 2012 | Updated 17:03 IST

The BSE Sensex closed 17 points up on Monday with metals, healthcare and consumer durables stocks gaining. Track the markets


The 30-scrip index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which gained almost 437 points in the previous three sessions, closed at 17,766.78 points - up 17.13 points, or 0.10 per cent, from its previous close on Friday.

The Sensex touched a intra-day high of 17,780.93 points and a low of 17,728.12 points.

The wider 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange ended the day 4.75 points, or 0.09 per cent, higher at 5,363.45 points.

On the sectoral front, the BSE healthcare index was up 71.07 points, followed by metal index that was up 61.08 points and the consumer durables index that was up 60.34 points.

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Top Sensex gainers were Sun Pharma, up 17.85 points at Rs 684.00; Bharti Airtel, up 6.05 points at Rs 260.60; Coal India, up 5.60 points at Rs 365.95; Tata Steel, up 5.60 points at Rs 379.40; and Bajaj Auto, up 22.65 points at Rs 1,706.60.

The main Sensex losers included - BHEL down 4.70 points at Rs 197.80; State Bank of India down 39.10 points at Rs 1,856.35; Jindal Steel down 7 per cent at Rs 345.20 points; Wipro down 5.40 points at Rs 375.20 and Tata Power down 1.30 points at Rs 95.20.

With IANS inputs

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