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Tuesday close: Sensex gains 110 pts

The benchmark index wipes off part of Monday's losses on renewed buying by funds in bluechips at lower levels.

india Updated: Sep 12, 2006 19:26 IST

Bolstered by a robust industrial growth, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) key index, Sensex, on Tuesday came out of Monday's crash and ended at 11,660.79 points, showing smart recovery of 110.10 points.

On Monday, the BSE benchmark plunged by a whopping 368 points, its biggest fall since July 17, on heavy selling by foreign funds in derivatives segment.

Buyers became active after the report that the country's industrial production shot up by 12.4 per cent in July 2006 as against 4.7 per cent in the same month last year and made hectic buying by key counters, dealers said.

Banking and IT shares were at the forefront and most of them finished with sharp to moderate gains, while petro-chem giant and heavyweight, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) was the most sought after scrip and ended with smart gains, contributing to the Sensex' upsurge.

The BSE-30 share sensitive index opened slightly better at 11,564.95 points as against yesterday's close of 11,550.69 points and after dipping temporarily to a low of 11,444.18, recovered smartly after midsession and hit an intra-day high of 11,671.80, before concluding at 11,660.79, a smart rise of 0.95 per cent.

On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the S&P CNX Nifty recouped by 23.75 points or 0.71 per cent to 3,389.90 from previous close of 3,366.15 points.

Foreign Institutional Institutions (FIIs) once again pressed sales worth Rs 658.47 crore in futures & options on September 11, taking a total to Rs 2,702.59 crore from September 5.

However, domestic mutual funds bought shares to the tune of Rs 192.86 crore on last Friday.

Of the total 2,543 traded shares, 1,228 stocks recorded gains while 1,234 others finished with losses.

The trading volume stood at Rs 3,401.29 crore, slightly changed from Rs 3406.61 crore on Monday. RIL remained the top traded share with the highest turnover of Rs 235.71 crore followed by India Bulls (Rs 178.05 cr), Rel Capital (Rs 122.21 cr), Zee Tele (Rs 104.14 cr) and Century Text (Rs 88.25 cr).

The broad-based BSE-100 Index shot up by 58.86 points to 5,941,38 from previous close of 5,882.52.

The BSE-200 Index and the Dollex-200 were quoted sharply higher at 1,404.48 and 505.41 at close compared to last close of 1,389.96 and 500.00 respectively. The BSE-500 Index rose by 44.92 points to 4,454.35 from previous close of 4,409.43 and the Dollex-30 finished up at 2,069.27 from 2,048.96.

SBI spurted by 15.00 to 932.00, ICICI Bank by 8.55 to 604.90, HDFC Bank by 18.10 to 840.75, Infosys Tech by 33.65 to 1770.00, Satyam Computer by 8.15 to 783.80, TCS by 23.55 to 978.55, Wipro by 3.95 to 503.70, RIL by 19.10 to 1106.75, ACC by 23.60 to 928.80, Bajaj Auto by 10.85 to 2709.00, Bharti Air by 2.70 to 423.30, Cipla by 4.65 to 24.65, Grasim by 27.60 to 2305.75, Hero Honda by 26.00 to 771.25, L&T by 7.00 to 2455.10, Maruti by 4.75 to 922.20, NTPC by 3.05 to 123.95, Rel Com by 11.05 to 325.40, Ranbaxy by 3.00 to 405.15, Tata Motors by 5.75 to 853.80 and Tata Steel by 4.50 t6o 501.20.

However, BHEL dropped by 24.90 to 2229.70, Hindalco by 2.30 to 172.10 and ONGC by 26.80 to 1150.10.

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