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Sensex rises over 100 points; Nifty tests 11,600

In the previous session, the BSE bourse settled 80.30 points, or 0.21 percent, lower at 38,564.88 and the broader NSE Nifty too slipped 18.50 points, or 0.16 percent, to close at 11,575.95.

Sensex rises over 100 points; Nifty tests 11,600

Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex jumped over 100 points in early trade Wednesday tracking record gains on Wall Street amid easing crude prices.

After hitting an intra-day high of 38,701.52, the 30-share index was trading 75.37 points or 0.20 percent higher at 38,640.25. The NSE Nifty too rose 21.15 points or 0.18 percent to 11,597.10.

In the previous session, the BSE bourse settled 80.30 points, or 0.21 percent, lower at 38,564.88 and the broader NSE Nifty too slipped 18.50 points, or 0.16 percent, to close at 11,575.95.

Top gainers in the Sensex pack were ONGC, IndusInd Bank, HDFC twins, Reliance, PowerGrid, Asian Paints, L&T, Bajaj Finance, HCL Tech and Yes Bank, rising up to 2.90 percent.

On the other hand, Tata Motors, Hero MotoCorp, Vedanta, Maruti, Tata Steel, Sun Pharma, Kotak Bank, SBI, Bajaj Auto and ITC were among the top losers, shedding up to 1.86 percent.

According to traders, market sentiment turned positive as investor took positive cues from US equities and easing crude oil prices.

Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, were trading 0.50 percent lower at USD 74.14 per barrel.

On Wall Street, the S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq ended at record highs on Tuesday amid a slew of better-than-expected earnings reports.

Elsewhere in Asia, benchmark equity indices in Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul were trading in the red in early trade.

Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold equity worth Rs 237.47 crore on Tuesday, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) purchased shares to the tune of Rs 198.35 crore, provisional data available with stock exchanges showed.

The rupee, however, depreciated 15 paise to 69.77 against the US dollar in early trade.