Nifty regains 9,200-level, Sensex zooms 267 points in early trade

NSE Nifty reclaims the psychological 9,200-mark and BSE benchmark Sensex soared about 267 points in early trade today, triggered by across-the-board buying amid mixed overseas cues.

PTI| Updated: Apr 18, 2017, 10:03 AM IST
Nifty regains 9,200-level, Sensex zooms 267 points in early trade

Mumbai: NSE Nifty reclaims the psychological 9,200-mark and BSE benchmark Sensex soared about 267 points in early trade today, triggered by across-the-board buying amid mixed overseas cues.

Investors appeared optimistic ahead of quarterly earnings of some key companies, including IT major TCS which is scheduled to release its results later in the day.

The 30-share index was trading higher by 266.97 points, or 0.90 percent, to 29,680.63 with all the sectoral indices led by metal, oil & gas and capital goods leading the recovery.

The gauge had lost 374.69 points in the previous three sessions largely on weak global cues on rising geo-political concerns.

The NSE Nifty was up 66.10 points, or 0.72 percent, at 9,205.40 in early trade.

Brokers said value-buying in select bluechips coupled with a mixed trend in other regional markets following positive lead from Wall Street influenced sentiment here.

Among other Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei was up 0.23 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng down 0.96 percent in the early deals. Shanghai Composite Index too shed 0.12 percent.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.90 percent higher in yesterday's trade.