BSE Sensex
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A benchmark index of Indian equities markets on Monday touched a record high of 27,969.82 points, surpassing the previous high of 27,894.32 points hit on Friday.

Good buying was observed in IT, capital goods and healthcare sectors; while selling pressure was seen in auto sector.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,943.04 points, was trading at 27,948.61 points (at 09.18 a.m.) in the early session, up 82.78 points or 0.30% from the previous day's close at 27,865.83 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 27,969.82 points and a low of 27,920.45 points in the trade so far.

The S&P IT index gained 124.43 points, capital goods index moved up by 87.54 points and healthcare index got augmented by 77.67 points. However, auto index dropped by 211.70 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading 5.70 points or 0.07 percent up at 8,327.90 points.