The benchmark BSE Sensex advanced
almost 101 points in the early session today on buying by
domestic institutional investors amid mixed Asian cues.
The 30-share index was trading higher by 100.96 points or
0.31 per cent at 31,763.70 with all the sectoral indices led
by consumer durables, capital goods, metal and healthcare
rising by up to 0.91 per cent.
The gauge had gained 0.77 points in the previous session.
Also, the NSE Nifty rose 31.70 points or 0.31 per cent
Brokers said persistent buying by domestic institutional
investors (DIIs) and selective buying by other participants
amid a mixed trend at other Asian bourses influenced
DIIs bought shares worth Rs 245.32 crore but foreign
funds remained net sellers, dumping shares worth Rs 564 crore
yesterday, according to provisional figures.
Major gainers that lifted the key indices included
L&T, Tata Steel, Coal India, Cipla, HDFC Bank, ITC Ltd, Hind
Unilever, HDFC Ltd, Hero MotoCorp, ONGC, Lupin, TCS and
Reliance Industries, rising up to 1.28 per cent.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.59 per cent in early
trade, China Shanghai Composite Index too up 0.38 per cent
while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.38 per cent.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.10 per cent
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