Sensex rallies 342 points to close at 36,213, Nifty tops 10,800-mark; IT, bank stocks soar
The BSE Sensex zoomed 342 points and the NSE Nifty reclaimed the 10,800-mark on Monday, driven by IT and financial stocks, amid heavy foreign and domestic fund inflows
The 30-share Sensex ended 341.90 points, or 0.95%, at 36,213.38; while the broader Nifty soared 88.45 points, or 0.82%
The Sensex had shed 27 points in Friday's trade
Top gainers in the Sensex pack include Yes Bank, TCS, Infosys, IndusInd Bank, HCL Tech
Mumbai: The BSE Sensex zoomed 342 points and the NSE Nifty reclaimed the 10,800-mark on Monday, driven by IT and financial stocks, amid heavy foreign and domestic fund inflows.
The 30-share index ended 341.90 points, or 0.95 percent, at 36,213.38; while the broader Nifty soared 88.45 points, or 0.82 percent, to conclude the session at 10,880.10 after shuttling between 10,887.10 and 10,788.05.
The Sensex had shed 27 points in Friday's trade.
Covering up of short positions by speculators ahead of February derivatives expiry on Thursday also added to the momentum, brokers said.
Besides, other Asian markets scaling a five-month high and a higher opening of european shares after US President Donald Trump announced the extension of the March 1 deadline for increasing tariff on import of Chinese products, as talks between the two sides were making "substantial progress", too boosted investor sentiment here.
Sentiments also got a lift after the GST Council at its meeting on Sunday slashed tax rates on under-construction housing properties to 5 percent without the input tax credit, from the existing 12 percent, brokers said.
Top gainers in the Sensex pack include Yes Bank, TCS, Infosys, IndusInd Bank, HCL Tech, Bharti Airtel, HDFC, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Auto, ICICI Bank, Vedanta, Hero MotoCorp, ITC, Bajaj Finance, M&M and Tata Steel, surging up to 3.24 percent.
On the other hand, Coal India, SBI, Kotak Bank, Asian Paints, L&T, ONGC, PowerGrid and RIL fell up to 0.37 percent.
Meanwhile, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 6,311.01 crore, while DIIs made purchases of Rs 838.88 crore on Friday, provisional data showed.
The top gainers on the BSE were PowerGrid, NTPC, Titan, HCL Tech, and Asian Paint. The top laggards were Larsen and Toubro, Reliance, Bajaj Finserv, IndusInd Bank, and Bajaj Finance
Equity benchmarks returned to winning ways on Thursday after two days of declines as investors snapped up financial, pharma and IT stocks amid firm Asian cues
The domestic market indices had opened flat, with BSE Sensex trading at 52,367.52, up by 135.09 points and NSE Nifty 50 trading at 15,712.50, up 0.14 percent