Sensex up 94 points; Metal, healthcare stocks major gainers

07/02/2014 09:45 AST

The Sensex and the Nifty were trading up by over 0.4 per cent in the pre-noon session on Friday on sustained buying by funds and retail investors owing to positive global cues.

At 11.40 a.m., the 30-share BSE index Sensex was up 94.28 points or 0.46 per cent at 20,405.02 and the 50-share NSE index Nifty was up 30.85 points or 0.51 per cent at 6,067.15.

Barring FMCG, all other BSE sectoral indices were trading in the green. Among them, metal, healthcare, realty and capital goods indices remained investors' favourite and were up 2.16 per cent, 1.73 per cent, 1.53 per cent and 0.73 per cent, respectively. Only FMCG index was down 0.58 per cent.

Tata Steel, SSLT, Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy's and Tata Power were the top five gainers, while the top five losers were Bharti Airtel, ITC, Coal India, M&M and TCS.

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