Sensex rises by 73 points on better earnings by bluechips

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Oct 21, 2015 10:28 IST

The benchmark BSE Sensex rose by over 73 points in early trade on Wednesday on fresh buying in IT, oil and gas, banking and auto stocks after better than expected earnings by bluechips.

The 30-share index was trading higher by 73.30 points or 0.26% at 27,380.13 points. The barometer had shed 58.09 in volatile trade on Tuesday.

Also, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty edged up by 18.70 points, or 0.23% at 8,280.35.

Brokers said sentiment turned better after HeroMoto Corp posted encouraging earnings on Tuesday.

Shares of HeroMoto Corp were trading over 2% higher after company reported 1.13% rise in standalone net profit at Rs 772.06 crore for the second quarter ended September 30.

Among other gainers, Bharti Airtel rose by 2.1%, Reliance by 1.1%, while banking stocks like Axis Bank, ICICI and HDFC Bank rose up to 1%.

Infosys and TCS were also trading in the positive zone.

Among other Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei was up 0.81% and Shanghahi composite index shed 0.17% in early trade on Wednesday. Hong Kong markets are closed for a public holiday.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.08% lower in Tuesday’s trade.

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