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Press Trust Of India
Mumbai, February 04, 2013
The BSE benchmark Sensex gained over121 points in early trade on Monday on emergence of buying by funds and retailers amid a firming Asian trend.   The 30-share barometer gained 121.41 points, or 0.61%, to 19,902.60. The index had lost almost 224 points in the previous two sessions.

All sectoral indices, led by auto and banking, trading in the positive zone with a gains up to 0.90%.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 39.60 points, or 0.66%, to 6,038.50.

Brokers said a firming trend in the Asian region after US stocks rose to five-year high on Friday on upbeat jobs and manufacturing data, mainly buoyed the trading sentiments.

Meanwhile, in Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose by 0.53%, while Japan's Nikkei up by 0.81% in early trade. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.08% higher in previous session on Friday