Stocks

Sensex rallies over 600 points; Nifty tops 17,700

PTI Mumbai | Updated on October 04, 2021

Divis Lab was the top gainer in the Nifty pack, rising over 7 per cent, followed by Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Finance, NTPC and HDFC.

Equity benchmark Sensex jumped over 655 points around 10 am on Monday, tracking gains in index heavyweights Reliance Industries, HDFC twins and ICICI Bank.

The 30-share Sensex was trading 655.99 points or 1.12 per cent higher at 59,421.57. Similarly, the Nifty rose 182.95 points or 1.,04 per cent to 17,715.

Bharti Airtel was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 2 per cent, followed by Dr Reddy’s, SBI, Bajaj Finserv, Sun Pharma and HDFC.

On the other hand, Tata Steel, Nestle India, HUL, Titan and PowerGrid were among the gainers.

In the previous session, the 30-share index ended 360.78 points or 0.61 per cent lower at 58,765.58, and Nifty declined 86.10 points or 0.49 per cent to 17,532.05.

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net buyers in the capital market as they purchased shares worth Rs 131.39 crore on Friday, as per exchange data.

According to V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services, the dollar index slipping to 94.05 and the US 10-year yield slipping below 1.5 per cent can be interpreted as indicative of return of risk-on in equity markets.

However, news from China can turn out to be a drag. China is trying to limit the damage to its real estate sector without bailing out Evergrande, he said, adding that an inevitable consequence will be a slowdown of the Chinese economy which will have implications for commodity prices and currencies of commodity exporters.

"Back home, India's exports are booming and are in line to touch the USD 400 billion mark in FY22," he noted.

Elsewhere in Asia, bourses in Hong Kong and Tokyo were trading with heavy losses, while Shanghai and Seoul were closed for holidays.

Published on October 04, 2021

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