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Sensex closes 87 points up

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed 87 points higher on July 19 on firm global cues and good buying in IT, consumer durables, and oil and gas. The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,288.34 points, closed 17,272.61 points, up 0.51 percent or 87.60 points from its previous day's close at 17,185.01 points.

The wider 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange was ruling 0.47 percent higher at 5,241.05 points.

The BSE IT index was up 84.95 points and so were consumer durable and oil and gas indices at 82.88 points and 96.27 points, respectively.

The major Sensex gainers were Infosys, up 2.81 percent at INR2,237; Sterlite Inds, up 2.47 percent at INR105.90; BHEL, up 2.29 percent at INR234.90; Tata Power, up 2.13 percent at INR100.50; and Bajaj Auto, up 1.82 percent at INR1,550.

The losers were Maruti Suzuki, down 8.93 percent at INR1,115; Bharti Airtel, down 2.57 percent at INR316.25; SBI, down 1.32 percent at INR2,157; Hero MotoCorp, down 0.78 percent at INR2,100; and Dr Reddy's Lab, down 0.71 percent at INR1,660.05.