Sensex gains for second day, Nifty tops 10,600, RIL, Yes Bank top gainers
The BSE Sensex rallied 165.87 points to settle at 34,616.64, while the NSE Nifty ended 29.65 points higher at 10,614.35.business Updated: Apr 24, 2018 16:20 IST
Benchmark equity indices managed to close higher for the second straight session on Tuesday, led by gains in refinery, capital goods, healthcare, auto and banking stocks amid a firming trend in global markets.
The BSE Sensex rallied 165.87 points to settle at 34,616.64, while the NSE Nifty ended 29.65 points higher at 10,614.35.
An appreciating rupee, unabated buying by domestic institutional investors (DIIs) and encouraging earnings by blue-chips contributed to the uptrend, brokers said.
Overseas, Asian markets closed mostly higher even as oil prices crossed $75 a barrel, the highest level since November 2014.
The BSE 30-share Sensex took off on a positive note at 34,491.38 and advanced to the day’s high of 34,706.71 before ending at 34,616.64, up 165.87 points, or 0.48%.
The gauge had gained 35.19 points in the previous session.
The gainers included Reliance Industries, Yes Bank, M&M, Adani Ports, ICICI Bank, L&T, HDFC, Bajaj Auto, Dr Reddy’s and ONGC.
The NSE Nifty, after shuttling between 10,636.80 and 10,569, finally settled 29.65 points, or 0.28% higher at 10,614.35.
However, the gains were capped by selling pressure in metals, IT, teck, power, consumer durables and PSU stocks.
Meanwhile, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 387.26 crore, while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 259.08 crore on Monday, provisional data released by the stock exchanges showed