Sensex pares losses, ends 115 points up

The BSE Sensex closed 115.27 points or 0.35 percent up at 33,370.63 while the NSE Nifty rose 33.20 points or 0.33 percent at 10,245.00 at closing.

Sensex pares losses, ends 115 points up

New Delhi: Domestic stock market continued on positive note on the second trading day of the new fiscal following healthy buying in banking, auto, oil and gas, and healthcare stocks.

The BSE Sensex closed 115.27 points or 0.35 percent up at 33,370.63 while the NSE Nifty rose 33.20 points or 0.33 percent at 10,245.00 at closing. ICICI Bank, M&M, Yes Bank and Bharti Airtel were among the top gainers, rising up to 2.94 percent.

The Sensex touched a high of 33,402.94 points and a low of 33,153.83 points during the intra-day trade. The BSE market breadth was bullish with 1,853 advances and 792 declines.

In the morning hours of trade Sensex turned choppy after falling nearly 100 points today and NSE Nifty slipped below the 10,200-mark on fresh losses in metal, healthcare, Teck, IT and realty stocks amid muted global cues.

Asian stocks meanwhile finished the day on a negative note. China led the declines, with the main Shanghai Composite index ending down 0.8 percent. In Tokyo, the benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.45 percent or 96.29 points to 21,292.29, paring early losses. Markets in Seoul and Hong Kong were also weaker initially, but Hong Kong recovered to end up 0.3 percent.

With AFP Inputs