Sensex ends 95 points higher, Nifty closes above 11,600-mark; HCL Tech, Maruti Suzuki, SBI among top gainers
Equity benchmark BSE Sensex rose 95 points on Wednesday, led by gains in IT and auto stocks, amid mixed cues from global markets
After swinging over 330 points in a choppy session, the 30-share BSE Sensex ended 94.99 points, or 0.24 percent, higher at 39,058.83
It hit an intra-day high of 39,196.67 and a low of 38,866.08
The broader NSE Nifty too advanced 15.75 points, or 0.14 percent, to settle at 11,604.10
Mumbai: Equity benchmark BSE Sensex rose 95 points on Wednesday, led by gains in IT and auto stocks, amid mixed cues from global markets.
After swinging over 330 points in a choppy session, the 30-share BSE Sensex ended 94.99 points, or 0.24 percent, higher at 39,058.83. It hit an intra-day high of 39,196.67 and a low of 38,866.08.
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The broader NSE Nifty too advanced 15.75 points, or 0.14 percent, to settle at 11,604.10.
HCL Tech was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising 2.93 percent, ahead of its quarterly results.
Maruti Suzuki, SBI, HDFC, Hero MotoCorp and Infosys to gained up to 2.55 percent.
On the other hand, Bharti Airtel, Vedanta, ONGC, RIL, Kotak Bank and Yes Bank shed up to 3.59 percent.
According to traders, domestic investors were cautious tracking global stocks after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost the crucial Brexit bill timetable vote on Tuesday, leaving in doubt his vow to exit the European Union by the end of the month.
Elsewhere in Asia, bourses in Shanghai, Hong Kong Tokyo and Seoul ended on a mixed note.
Equities in Europe were also trading on a choppy note in their respective early deals.
Meanwhile, the Indian rupee appreciated marginally to 70.92 against the US dollar intra-day.
Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, fell 0.85 percent to $59.19 per barrel.
India VIX closed at 20.83 points. BSE Midcap fell by 0.93 percent to 24,615.79 while BSE Smallcap fell by 1.93 percent to 27,538.93
In terms of sectoral indices, auto, media and metal incurred losses of over 3 percent, while pharma rose by 1.70 percent. India VIX rose by 24.84 percent to jump to 20.80 levels. BSE Midcap fell by 3.23 percent to 24,846.51 while BSE Smallcap declined by 2.61 percent to 24,846.51
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. Broader markets outperformed, with BSE Midcap rising by 1.61 percent to 25,646.47 and BSE Smallcap gaining 1.81 percent to end at 28,450.31. India VIX rose by 2.82 percent to end at 18.02 levels