Sensex surges 246 points, Nifty above 10200

Sensex surges 246 points, Nifty above 10200

Sensex surges 246 points, Nifty above 10200

Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex regained the 33,000-mark by recovering almost 176 points in opening trade today on value-buying by domestic investors in recently battered stocks. The gauge had rallied 352.03 points on Thursday.

The broader NSE Nifty too slipped by 9.50 points, or 0.09%, to end at 10,118.25, after moving between 10,069.10 and 10,147.95. The Sensex and the Nifty had fallen in six of the previous seven sessions.

On Friday, the benchmark indices were dragged lower by growing concerns over the country's widening fiscal deficit, coupled with negative global cues and profit booking in auto, metal and oil and gas stocks.

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"On the macro front upcoming RBI policy and Gujarat state election will be an influential factor for investors which is steering the market to consolidate", said Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services.

All the BSE sectoral indices except Energy were trading higher led by metal, consumer durables, auto, banks and FMCG. Domestic institutional investors bought shares worth Rs 995.11 crore, while foreign funds sold shares to the tune of Rs 1,217.92 crore on Wednesday, provisional exchange data showed.

The NSE Nifty too rose 60.65 points, or 0.59%, at 10,227.35 in early trade Friday.

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Indian shares look set to extend gains from the previous session on Friday as oil dipped on a stronger dollar and Asian markets climbed for a second day running, buoyed by a weaker yen and optimism for the passage of the US tax bill through the Senate.

Bucking the trend, SBI topped the gainers list by rising 1.92%, while Bharti Airtel gained 1.18%. Japan's Nikkei advanced 1.45%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng went up 0.29%, while China's Shanghai Composite Index surrendered 0.67%.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.29% higher in Thursday's trade.

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