BSE SENSEX, NOV 18: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets on Wednesday touched a record high of 28, 294.01 points surpassing its previous high of 28, 282.85 points it hit on Tuesday. Good buying was observed in capital goods, auto and healthcare sectors, while selling pressure was seen in IT sector. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28, 193.90 points, was trading at 28, 242.19 points (at 09:24 am) in the early session, up 78.90 points or 0.28 per cent from the previous day\'s close at 28, 163.29 points.
The Sensex has touched a high of 28, 294.01 points and a low of 28, 193.90 points in the trade so far. The S&P capital goods index surged by 155.02 points, auto index went up by 139.49 points and healthcare index moved up by 77.17 points. However, IT index dropped by 17.63 points. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 5.10 points or 0.06 per cent up at 8, 431 points.