Major Sensex rallies since 2009: Factsheet

Written by fe Bureau | Mumbai | Updated: May 10 2014, 20:31pm hrs
BSE SensexOn Friday, BSE Sensex surged 2.91% or 650.19 points to settle at 22,994.23 ? the highest closing ever.
Benchmark equity indices surged to their new highs on Friday, with the Sensex touching the 23,000-point mark for the first time ever, as foreign institutional buying gathered pace on renewed confidence that Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDAs prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will come to power in the on-going general elections.

Following are the last five major BSE Sensex rallies since 2009:

Date: May 4, 2009

BSE Sensex: 12,134.75

Points: +731.50

Gain (%): 6.4

Remarks: Factory output grows for first time in five months, boosting recovery hopes

Date: May 18, 2009

BSE Sensex: 14,284.21

Points: +2,110.79

Gain (%): 17.3

Remarks: UPA wins general election, contrary to expectations of a fractured Parliament

Date: Sept 10, 2013

BSE Sensex: 19,997.10

Points: +727.04

Gain (%): 3.8

Remarks: Indias trade deficit narrows, rupee appreciates 2.15%

Date: Sept 19, 2013

BSE Sensex: 20,646.64

Points: +684.48

Gain (%): 3.4

Remarks: US Fed delays taper

Date: May 9, 2014

BSE Sensex: 222,994.23

Points: +650.19

Gain (%): 2.9

Remarks: Street turns confident of NDA win and a stable Central government