Sensex rises over 100 points; Nifty above 10150

Sensex rises over 100 points; Nifty above 10150

The stock ended down 2.05 per cent or Rs 4.30 at Rs 205.45. This is its biggest single-day jump of the index since May 25, when it had gained 149.20 points.

On Wednesday, the key indices were dragged lower by interest-rate sensitive stocks like banking, metals and capital goods. It was followed by Urja Global (3.01 million), Unitech (1.81 million) and SRS (1.52 million).

Tata Steel (+3.3%), Hindalco (+2.7%), Vedanta (+2.5%), Maruti (+4.4%) and UltraTech (+2.4%) were the top gainers on Nifty50. The laggards included Coal India (-0.64%), TCS (-0.52%), Cipla (-0.50%), Wipro (-0.34%) and Sun Pharma (-0.26%).

Anand James, chief market strategist, Geojit Financial Services, the Reserve Bank of India's neutral stance in the December 6 monetary policy review despite firm inflation expectations, and recent falls rendering stocks attractive, whetted the appetite of buyers. The 30-share Sensex was trading higher by 190.36 points, or 0.57 percent, at 33,139.57, with all sectoral indices in the green, led by consumer durables, bank, metal and auto.

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Meanwhile, foreign portfolio investors offloaded shares worth net Rs 333.59 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares to the tune of Rs 776.18 crore on Tuesday, as per provisional data.

On Friday, Asian indices were mostly showing a positive trend.

Japan's Nikkei index is now up over 1 percent while gains remained modest elsewhere across Asia ahead of key data due from China and the United States. Paris CAC fell 0.29% and Frankfurt's DAX shed 0.13%.

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