IT, metal push Sensex up 225 points

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 18, 2011

Investors watching the Sensex index on the digital board outside the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai.   -  Business Line

The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex ended the session today with a sharp gain of over 200 points on buying by funds due to impressive corporate earnings amid mixed Asian cues.

At 3.30 p.m., the Sensex was up 224.71 points at 19,106.96 points and the Nifty was up 73.65 points at 5,728.40 points.

Volume toppers during the session were ICICI Bank, Reliance Infra, SBI, TCS and Infosys. Major Sensex gainers were TCS, Infosys, SBI, ITC, Sterlite Industries, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank. RIL, Reliance Infra and Bharti Airtel were the major losers.

Among the sectoral indices, IT was up 2.67%, metal 2.49%, teck 1.87% and healthcare 1.85%. Only oil & gas was down 0.15%. Of the total 2,941 stocks traded, 1,400 advanced, 1,421 declined and 120 remained unchanged.

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Published on January 18, 2011
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