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Sensex rebounds 149 points in early trade

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The benchmark staged a strong comeback in early trade today gaining over 149 points on widespread buying by participants amid positive Asian cues.

The 30-share index was trading higher by 149.05 points, or 0.46 per cent at 32,746.23. All the sectoral indices led by capital goods, power, & gas and PSU were trading in the green with gains of up to 1.20 per cent.


The gauge had lost 205 points yesterday following the Reserve Bank's decision to leave unchanged and raised the forecast for the remainder of the current fiscal to 4.3-4.7 per cent.

Also, the recovered by 49.25 points or 0.49 per cent to 10,093.35.

Major gainers were Tata Steel, L&T, Hero MotoCorp, Adani Ports, Bajaj Auto, Maruti Suzuki, Hindustan Unilever, Bharti Airtel, NTPC, Power Grid, Axis Bank, and Bank, rising up to 1.32 per cent

Brokers said buying by domestic institutional investors (DIIs) and a firm trend at other Asian bourses improved the market sentiment.

DIIs had bought shares worth Rs 995.11 crore, while foreign funds sold shares to the tune of Rs 1,217.92 crore yesterday, the provisional exchange data showed.

In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.10 per cent while Japan's Nikkei gained 1.27 per cent in early trade today. Shanghai Composite Index, however, shed 0.52 per cent.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.16 per cent down yesterday.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 10:10 IST
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