Sensex closes at 19-month high; zooms past 19,000 level

Sensex Thursday surged by nearly 329 points to close at 19-month high of 19,170.91 on Goldman Sachs' upgrading Indian stocks and continued optimism that government will push through key economic reforms.

SBI slumps over 4% on BSE; Rs 5,637 cr in M-cap

Shares of the country's largest bank lost 4.26 percent to close at Rs 1,887.95 on the BSE as investors were concerned over mounting NPAs.

Sensex logs worst single-day fall in 7 weeks; Infosys tanks over 8%

The Sensex on Thursday crashed by 257 points, its worst single-day fall in nearly seven weeks, after IT major Infosys' sharp cut in earnings outlook soured market sentiment prompting investors to shrug off even better-than- expected factory output growth in May.

Sensex at 1-wk low, falls 129 pts on weak Re, global cues

The Sensex Monday dropped by 129 points to end at 17,391.98 -- its lowest closing in over a week -- on fresh weakness in rupee, monsoon concerns and expectations of subdued corporate earnings.

Sensex rises to 3-month high, closes at 17,539

The BSE benchmark index, which had gained 64 points in the last two days, opened higher but soon dipped to the day's low of 17,423.45 as rupee weakened to below 55-level a US dollar.

Sensex gains 61 points amid hopes of speedy reforms by PM

Extending its gains for the second straight day, the Sensex on Wednesday advanced by 61 points led by metal and power stocks amid hopes of faster economic reforms with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh himself taking over the additional charge of Finance Ministry.

5 lesser known facts about today's markets

Negativity hits market post last week’s mild recovery as market breadth takes a dive on the first trading session of the week: On BSE, 1688 shares declined and 1001 shares gained.