Sensex at the highest level of five and a half months
Mumbai (Best Hindu News): All-round buying at the local level amid a mixed trend in the global market helped the Sensex touch its highest level in nearly five and a half months today.
BSE’s 30-share sensitive index Sensex shot up by 629.07 points, ie 1.02 percent, to the highest level of about five and a half months and crossed the psychological level of 62 thousand points at 62501.69 points. Earlier, on December 14 last year, it was at 62677.91 points. Similarly, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Nifty jumped 178.20 points, or 0.97 percent, to 18499.35 points.
During this period, like the BSE giants, there was buying in medium and small companies, due to which the midcap gained 0.82 percent to 26,803.15 points and the smallcap climbed 0.49 percent to 30,162.66 points. Shares of a total of 3630 companies were traded on the BSE, out of which 1969 advanced while 1522 declined while 139 remained unchanged. Similarly, 43 Nifty companies remained green while the remaining seven remained on the red mark.
Barring the decline of 0.52 percent in the oil and gas, power and utilities group, the rest of the 16 groups on the BSE gained momentum. During this period Commodities 0.96, CD 0.70, Energy 0.59, FMCG 1.29, Financial Services 0.66, Healthcare 0.96, Industrials 0.64, IT 1.34, Telecom 0.67, Auto 0.80, Banking 0.74, Capital Goods 0.64, Consumer Durables 0.85, Metals 1. 05, Realty 1.31 and Shares of the tech conglomerate climbed 1.12 per cent.
There was a mixed trend in the world market. During this period Britain’s FTSE 0.10, Germany’s DAX 0.35 and Hong Kong’s Hangseng fell 1.93 per cent, while Japan’s Nikkei 0.37, South Korea’s Kospi 0.16 and China’s Shanghai Composite climbed 0.35 per cent.