The benchmark BSE Sensex rose by 85
points to 36,247.02 in opening trade today on gains banking
and pharma stocks.
Short-covering of bets, today being the last session of
January expiry in the derivatives segment, kept the overall
The 30-share index spurted by 85.38 points or 0.23 per
cent at 36,247.02.
The gauge had gained 1,390.53 points in the previous six
record-setting sessions and closed at an all-time high of
36,161.64 points after scaling a new peak of 36,268.19 in
Metal, capital goods, oil and gas, Infrastructure, power
and auto sector stocks were leading the rally, which lifted
The NSE Nifty was also trading higher by 9.60 points, or
0.08 per cent, at 11,095.60.
Brokers said that the market mood remained buoyant,
bolstered by continued capital inflows by foreign
institutional investors (FIIs) and domestic investors.
According to provisional exchange data, FIIs put in a net
Rs 776.4 crore in stocks yesterday.
In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 0.40
per cent, Japan's Nikkei shed 0.91 per cent while Shanghai
Composite index fell by 0.34 per cent in early trade today.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended at new high by
rising 0.16 per cent in yesterday's trade.
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