Easing crude oil prices lift investor mood in Mumbai; Sensex up over 250 points, Nifty trades in the green as well
Heavy buying observed in capital goods, oil and gas and banking stocks in Mumbai on Monday.
Key Indian equity indices traded in the positive territory on Monday afternoon, in Mumbai, owing to the fall in global crude oil prices. According to market analysts, heavy buying was observed in capital goods, oil & gas and banking stocks.
However, heavy selling pressure on the IT, Teck (technology, entertainment and media) and consumer durables stocks limited gains on the indices.
As of 12.29 p.m., the wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded at 10,687.55 points -- up 82.40 points or 0.78 per cent -- from the previous close of 10,605.15 points.
Similarly, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had opened at 35,074.32 points, traded at 35,178.33 points (at 12.31 p.m.), higher by 253.46 points or 0.73 per cent from the previous close at 34,924.87 points.
The Sensex had, as of 12:29 p.m., touched a high of 35,174.43 points and a low of 35,006.50 points. The BSE market breadth was bullish with 1,728 advances against 731 declines.
The major gainers on the BSE were Sun Pharma, Coal India, Larsen and Toubro, Asian Paints and Maruti Suzuki while Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, Bharti Airtel, Mahindra and Mahindra and Adani Ports were the major losers.
On the NSE, the top gainers were Sun Pharma, Hindustan Petroleum and BPCL. The major losers were Tech Mahindra, HCL Technologies and TCS.
BSE SmallCap performed in the green with a rise of 241.62 points, rising by 0.86 percent to end at 28,284.07. BSE MidCap also performed positively, recording a hike of 0.65 percent or 162.69 points to end at 25,215.96
The top gainers of BSE Sensex were IndusInd Bank, HCL Technologies, Kotak Bank, Bajaj Auto, and Tech Mahindra. While HDFC, Nestle India, Hindustan Unilever, and Tata Steel were the top losers
Sensex fell by 524.96 points to end at 58,490.93 while Nifty ended at a loss of 188.25 points at 17,396.90.