Sensex gains 32 points in early trade

The 30-share barometer rose by 32.80 points, or 0.16 percent, to 19,500.95. The index had lost 140 points in the previous two sessions.

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2013, 09:41 AM IST

Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex gained over 32 points in early trade on Monday on selective buying by funds and retailers amid a mixed Asian trend.

The 30-share barometer rose by 32.80 points, or 0.16 percent, to 19,500.95. The index had lost 140 points in the previous two sessions.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty edged up by 4.80 points, or 0.08 percent, to 5,892.20.

Brokers said selective buying by funds and retailers in oil and gas, realty, consumer durable, health care, metal and banking sectors mainly led the market in a better form.

They said a mixed trend in Asian region further influenced the sentiment.

Among Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell by 0.40 percent, while Japan's Nikkei higher by 2.23 percent in early trade today.

PTI