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Sensex surges 174 points in early trade on corporate earnings

business Updated: Jul 21, 2014 13:19 IST

The benchmark BSE Sensex rose almost 174 points in early trade on Monday on sustained buying by foreign funds and retail investors after Reliance Industries reported encouraging earnings.

Besides, progress of monsoon and a firming trend at other Asian markets also influenced the trading sentiments here. The 30-share index, which had surged over 634 points in the previous four sessions, advanced 173.83 points, or 0.68%, to 25,815.39, with all sectoral indices, led by oil & gas and consumer durables, trading in positive zone with gains up to 1.27%.

Similarly, the broader National Stock Exchange Nifty regained the 7,700-mark by rising 42.80 points, or 0.56%, to 7,706.70.

Buying activity gathered momentum after Reliance Industries, operator of the world's largest single location refinery complex, reported a 13.7% rise in April-June quarter consolidated net profit at Rs 5,957 crore, brokers said.

Shares of Reliance Industries climbed 2.27% to Rs 998.85 in opening trade. Further, a firming trend in the Asian region influenced buying, they said.

Stocks of HDFC Bank were up 0.79% to Rs 839 and HDFC Ltd rose 1.12% to Rs 992 ahead of their first quarterly earnings to be announced on Monday.

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.13% in early trade o Monday, while Japan's markets are closed for a public holiday.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.73% higher in Friday's trade on the back of corporate earnings.