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MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 125 pts higher, Nifty at 11,036; PSBs, autos gain

All that happened in the markets today

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Benchmark indices ended Wednesday's range-bound session higher, lifted by public sector banks and metal stocks, thus extending their gains to three straight days.

The S&P BSE Sensex added 125 points or 0.34 per cent to settle at 37,271.  YES Bank (up 13 per cent), Tata Motors (up 10%), Maruti Suzuki India (up 4%), Tata Steel (up 4%), and Vedanta (up 3 per cent) were the top gainers in the Sensex pack. About 1,845 shares advanced, 777 shares declined, and 153 shares remained unchanged on the BSE. 

On NSE, the Nifty50 index settled at 11,036, up 33 points or 0.3 per cent.

Majority of the Nifty sectoral indices ended higher. Nifty Realty index was up 4 per cent while Nifty PSU Bank and Nifty Auto indexes were up over 3 per cent each. On the other hand, Nifty IT index dipped 1 per cent.

in the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index surged 140 points, or 1.04 per cent, to 13,635, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index settled at 12,892, up 182 points, or 1.43 per cent.

GLOBAL MARKETS

World stocks rose for the sixth straight day on Wednesday and bond prices fell as investors continued to unwind safety bets, encouraged by hopes of a resolution to the Sino-U.S. trade standoff and signs Europe may be preparing to ease budget spending rules.

In Europe, Euro zone stocks were up 0.5 per cent, with investors piling into banks, miners, and auto parts shares for a second day. Germany's trade-sensitive DAX's rose 0.6 per cent, while London's FTSE 100 jumped 0.9 per cent.