Podcast: Sensex rises 95 pts, Nifty at 10565 as metals shine

Podcast: Sensex rises 95 pts, Nifty at 10565 as metals shine

The Sensex of the BSE after opening at 34,443.42 points, touched a high of 34,505.19 points and a low of 34,434.20 points.

At 3.30 p.m. the wider Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange provisionally closed at 10,548.70 points, up 20.35 points or 0.19 per cent from the previous close.

The NSE Nifty edged up 32.10 points or 0.30 percent to 10,558.30.

The barometer 30-scrip Sensex of the BSE, which opened at 34,381.80 points, settled at 34,395.06 points (3.30 p.m.)- up 89.63 points or 0.26 per cent from its previous session's close.

On Thursday, the major gainers on the BSE were Tata Steel, Yes Bank, Bharti Airtel, Larsen and Toubro and ONGC while Axis Bank, Coal India, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Hero MotoCorp and IndusInd Bank were among the top losers.

Rising crude oil prices continued to hurt oil marketing companies including BPCL, HPCL and IOC, which slipped up to 7 per cent. Brent and WTI, which are now sitting at levels not seen since the end of 2014, edged up further in the worldwide market.

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Market breadth was negative with 1,245 advances against 1,170 declines.

Indian shares ended modestly higher on Thursday as a surge in commodity prices helped lift mining stocks and investors remained optimistic about the ongoing earnings season. Shares of Hindalco, Vedanta, Nalco and Tata Steel rallied up to 5%.

Investors cheered March-quarter results of IT firm Mindtree Ltd, sending the shares 3 per cent higher. HPCL fell 3.78 percent, BPCL 3.54 percent and International Olympic Committee shed 2.15 percent.

Information technology stocks bounced back from recent losses with the NSE IT index rising 1.14 percent.

Meanwhile, on a net basis, DIIs bought shares worth Rs 723.81 crore, while foreign funds sold shares to the tune of Rs 951.39 crore yesterday, provisional data showed.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.87 percent higher in yesterday.

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