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Sensex surges over 500 points; FMCG, auto stocks gain

IANS  |  Mumbai 

The Sensex surged over 500 points during the afternoon trade session on Monday, while the Nifty50 of (NSE) traded over 150 points higher.

According to market observers, the sharp upward rally of the key indices came on the back of broad-based buying in sectors like FMCG, auto, IT banking, metals and

Around 2.50 p.m., the barometer 30-scrip Sensitive (Sensex) traded at 33,839.35 points -- up 532.21 points, or 1.60 per cent, from the previous session's close.

However, the market breadth was bearish with 1,384 declines and 1,281 advances.

heavyweights like Bharti Airtel, ITC, NTPC, and were the top gainers on the

On the NSE, the wider Nifty50 edged higher by 165.70 points, or 1.62 per cent, to trade at 10,392.55 points.

On Friday, a sudden sell-off during the last hour of trade trimmed the day's entire gains and led the equity indices to close trade on a flat note with marginal losses.

The NSE Nifty50 fell by 15.80 points, or 0.15 per cent, to close at 10,226.85 points, while the closed at 33,307.14 points -- down 44.43 points or 0.13 per cent.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 15:06 IST