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Sensex up by 49 points to bounce over 26,000 in early trade

Rising for the third straight session, the BSE Sensex rose 48.88 points, or 0.18%, to 26,128.36.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2015 11:55 AM IST

The benchmark BSE Sensex rose about 49 points in early trade on Wednesday on increased buying by funds and retail investors amid mixed overseas cues.

Moreover, covering-up of pending short positions by speculators in view of Wednesday’s December monthly expiry in the derivatives segment contributed to the upmove.

Rising for the third straight session, the BSE 30-share barometer rose 48.88 points, or 0.18%, to 26,128.36.

The gauge had rallied 240.77 points in the past two sessions.

All sectoral indices, led by metal, infrastructure and power, were in the green, rising up to 0.59%.

Also, the NSE Nifty edged higher by 9.30 points, or 0.12%, to 7,938.25.

Brokers said continued buying by investors in some blue-chip stocks had a positive impact too.

However, they said, lack of participation with most foreign players on year-end holidays limited the gains.

Bucking the trend, United Spirits fell 1.80% to Rs 2,928.75 and United Breweries 0.53% to Rs 935.60 after the Supreme Court yesterday upheld the Kerala government’s policy restricting issuance of bar licences to five-star hotels only.

In other Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei was up 0.33% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.50% in early trade on Wednesday.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.10% higher on Tuesday.

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