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Sensex gains 200 pts, Nifty tests 12,250

Friday,   14-Feb-2020   09:35 AM (IST)

Indian indices were trading nearly half a per cent higher on Friday, lifted by buying in banks and tech counters. The S&P BSE Sensex was up 204 points at 41,660 levels. Asian Paints and HDFC (both up 1%) and HCL Tech and UltraTech Cement (both up 0.8%) were the top gainers in the Sensex pack. The broader Nifty50 index reclaimed the psychological mark of 12,200 and was hovering around the 12,230 levels, up 56 points, or 0.47 per cent. All the Nifty sectoral indices were in the green. Nifty IT index, up 0.6 per cent, gained the most. Nifty Auto and Nity Private Bank indexes were also up 0.5 per cent each. In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index was up 42 points, or 0.26 per cent, and the S&P BSE SmallCap index gained 63 points, or 0.43 per cent.