Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities Tuesday closed 28 points up with good buying observed in oil and gas and healthcare sectors while selling pressure was seen in the metal sector.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 21,177.77 points, closed at 21,170.68 points, up 27.67 points or 0.13 percent from its previous day close at 21,143.01 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 21,230.88 points, and a low of 21,122.68 points during the day.
The S&P BSE oil and gas index gained 45.95 points while the healthcare index increased by 20.88 points. However, the metal index fell by 20.94 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed trade 12.90 points or 0.21 percent up at 6,304 points.