Sensex gains 44 points in early trade

Sensex gains 44 points in early trade Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex recovered by nearly 44 points in early trade Monday on buying by funds and retailers amid a mixed trend in Asian region.

The 30-share barometer, which had lost nearly 219 points in the previous two trading days, recovered by 43.68 points, or 0.23 percent, to 18,727.36.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 15.65 points, or 0.28 percent, to 5,701.90.

Brokers said fresh round of buying by major players amid a mixed trend in Asian markets mainly influenced the trading sentiment.

Meanwhile, in Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up by 0.03 percent, while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.73 percent.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average had ended marginally higher by 0.03 percent in the previous session.

PTI