Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Monday surged 236.12 points or 0.87 percent as auto stocks gained.
All the sectors were trading in green and the rally was led by the auto, banking, metal, healthcare, capital goods and IT sectors.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,266.49 points, was trading at 27,477.90 points (at 09.20 a.m.) in the early session, up 236.12 points or 0.87 percent from the previous day's close at 27,241.78 points.
The Sensex has touched a high of 27,479.50 points and a low of 27,266.49 points in the trade so far.
The S&P auto index surged by 183.29 points, bankex gained by 146.73 points, metal index increased by 143.25 points, health care index got augmented by 126.28 points, capital goods index went up by 107.15 points and IT index moved up by 101.21 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 68.50 points or 0.84 percent up at 8,269.20 points.