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Sensex trims initial gains, Nifty trades above 10,200 mark

HDFC Bank Ltd and Infosys Ltd results are expected later in the day.

business Updated: Oct 24, 2017 12:02 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Mumbai
BSE Sensex,NSE Nifty,NSE
NSE building is seen in Mumbai, India, July 10, 2017.(Reuters File Photo)

The BSE Sensex trimmed initial gains but the NSE Nifty was trading above 10,200 mark in late morning session backed by sustained buying mainly in realty, metal, banking, power, oil and gas and utilities stocks amid firm Asian cues.

The 30-share Sensex resumed higher at 32,619.26 and hovered in a range of 32,670.37 and 32,534.21 in late morning trade. It was trading at 32,594.50 at 1130 hrs, up by 87.78 points or 0.27%.

While, the NSE 50-share Nifty was also trading up by 30.10, or 0.30% to 10,214.95.

The S&P BSE Mid-Cap index rose 0.27%, under- performing the Sensex and the S&P BSE Small-Cap index advanced 0.79%, outperforming the Sensex.

Major gainers were, ONGC by 2.77 %, NTPC 2.52%, Tata Steel 1.85%, Hindunilver 1.63%, AsianPaint 1.16% and Axis Bank 1.07%.

However, Tata Motors fell 1.11%, Sunpharma 0.92%, TataMtrDvr 0.77% and M&M 0.74%.

Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 81.51 crore on Monday, as per provisional data released by the stock exchanges.

Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 307.84 crore, as per provisional data.

Globally, most Asian stocks shrugged off Monday’s declines in the US, where a gauge of equity volatility climbed as market participants assessed the recent rally in global stocks before a slew of earnings reports.

US stocks began the week with losses on Monday, as industrial and technology companies and retailers all stumbled.

First Published: Oct 24, 2017 12:02 IST