Sensex zooms 301 points to close at 33,250; Nifty finishes at 10,265
Sensex zooms 301 points to close at 33,250; Nifty finishes at 10,265.
New Delhi: Extending gains for the second consecutive session, the BSE Sensex on Friday zoomed 301.09 points to close at 33,250.30 while the NSE Nifty gained 98.95 points to finish at 10,265.65.
The Sensex touched a high of 33,285.68 points and a low of 33,034.20 during the intra-day trade.
The BSE market breadth was bullish -- 1,582 advances and 1,110 declines.
On Thursday, bargain hunting by investors and robust buying in auto, consumer durables and capital goods stocks lifted the benchmark indices.
Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) were net buyers as they bought shares worth Rs 926.68 crore yesterday while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) offloaded equities amounting to Rs 1,075.62 crore, provisional data showed.
ITC emerged as the leader of the Sensex pack today, with a 3.44 percent rise, followed by Tata Motors at 2.21 percent.
Other gainers were Sun Pharma, HUL, Cipla, ONGC, Maruti Suzuki, HDFC Bank, Bharti Airtel, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Ltd and Tata Steel, gaining up to 2.21 percent.
In contrast, Hero MotoCorp, SBI, Reliance Industries, TCS, Asian Paint and Dr Reddy's succumbed to profit-booking.
All the sectoral indices ended in the green. The BSE FMCG index topped with a robust 2.23 percent rise, followed by metal 1.36 percent, healthcare 1.35 percent, consumer durables 1.15 percent, oil & gas 1.02 percent, auto 0.97 percent, bankex 0.92 percent and realty 0.72 percent.
In keeping with the overall trend, the small-cap and mid indices rose 1 percent and 0.89 percent.
With Agency Inputs