Sensex vaults 623 points to lifetime high of 39,435 after Narendra Modi-led BJP gets decisive mandate in general elections

Equity benchmark Sensex on Friday shot up over 623 points to close at a record high of 39,434.72 as investors felt assured of policy stability after a decisive mandate for the Narendra Modi-led BJP in the general elections

Press Trust of India May 24, 2019 16:35:46 IST
Sensex vaults 623 points to lifetime high of 39,435 after Narendra Modi-led BJP gets decisive mandate in general elections
  • During the week, which remained abuzz with news revolving around the Lok Sabha poll results, the 30-share BSE Sensex rose over 1,503 points and the broader Nifty gained 437 points

  • Both the indices marked their intra-day record highs on Thursday morning when counting of votes started

  • Among the Sensex constituents, 26 stocks rose and 4 counters fell

Mumbai: Equity benchmark Sensex on Friday shot up over 623 points to close at a record high of 39,434.72 as investors felt assured of policy stability after a decisive mandate for the Narendra Modi-led BJP in the general elections.

The NSE Nifty also surged over 187 points to close at a fresh lifetime high of 11,844.10.

During the week, which remained abuzz with news revolving around the Lok Sabha poll results, the 30-share BSE Sensex rose over 1,503 points and the broader Nifty gained 437 points.

Both the indices marked their intra-day record highs on Thursday morning when counting of votes started.

Sensex vaults 623 points to lifetime high of 39435 after Narendra Modiled BJP gets decisive mandate in general elections

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won over 300 seats on its own out of 542 seats in the Lok Sabha elections -- the first back-to-back majority for a single party since 1984.

Analysts believe the emphatic victory for the Modi-led coalition will ensure continuation in reform measures initiated during the NDA's first term.

Among the Sensex constituents, 26 stocks rose and 4 counters fell.

ICICI Bank topped the Sensex gainers' chart, spurting 5.09 percent, followed by L&T, Bharti Airtel, Vedanta and Tata Motors, rising up to 4.60 percent.

Bucking the overall trend, NTPC, HCL Tech, TCS and HUL ended in the red.

The Sensex started on a positive note at 39,076.28 in the morning. It shuttled between a high of 39,476.97 and low of 38,824.26 during the session. It finally settled the day at 39,434.72, higher by 623.33 points, or 1.61 percent.

The NSE Nifty opened at 11,748.00 and hit a high of 11,859.00 and a low of 11,658.10 during the day. It closed at 11,844.10, showing a rise of 187.05 points, or 1.60 percent.

All 19 BSE sectoral indices traded in the green, led by realty, capital goods, industrials, telecom and auto -- gaining as much as 4.25 percent.

In the broader market, small-cap and mid-cap indices outperformed the benchmark Sensex. BSE Smallcap index soared 2.43 percent, midcap climbed 2.09 percent and large-cap advanced 1.61 pe cent. Overall, 1,827 stocks advanced and 695 declined on the BSE.

Asian stocks ended mixed on Friday as investors globally remained cautious over the ongoing trade tussle between the US and China.

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