" The S&P BSE bank index gained 309.84 points, followed by automobile index which moved up 257.91 points, metal index was higher by 136 points, healthcare index increased by 129.58 points and consumer durables index rose 126.65 points."
Mumbai, Dec 22 - A benchmark index of Indian equities markets made healthy gains in Monday's trade - up 329.95 points.

All sector-based indices of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) closed in the green. Healthy buying was observed in bank, automobile, metal, healthcare and consumer durables stocks.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 27,479.87 points, closed trade at 27,701.79 points, up 329.95 points or 1.21 percent from its previous day's close at 27,371.84 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 27,725.27 points and a low of 27,382.32 points in the intra-trade.

The S&P BSE bank index gained 309.84 points, followed by automobile index which moved up 257.91 points, metal index was higher by 136 points, healthcare index increased by 129.58 points and consumer durables index rose 126.65 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also closed in positive territory. It was up 98.80 points or 1.20 percent at 8,324 points.


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