BSE Sensex extends gains, up 49 points

Nov 19 2013, 12:06 IST
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In the past two sessions, BSE Sensex had gone up by 656.34 points. (AP) In the past two sessions, BSE Sensex had gone up by 656.34 points. (AP)
SummaryRising for third straight session, BSE Sensex gained 0.12 pct to 20875.76.

The BSE Sensex moved up further for the third consecutive day, advancing 49 points on the back of persistent foreign capital inflows despite weak Asian cues.

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) continued their buying spree by investing net Rs 1,158.57 crore yesterday, as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.

Shares of metal, capital goods, realty, refinery, auto and tech firmed up on sustained buying enquiries.

The BSE Sensex resumed higher at 20,870.16 and hovered in a range of 20,984.40 and 20,852.87 before quoting at 20,899.82 at 1030 hrs, showing a net gain of 49.08 points or 0.24 per cent from its last close.

The NSE Nifty also moved up by 12.50 points, or 0.20 per cent, to 6,201.50 at 1030 hrs.

Major gainers were Hindalco Industries (3.99 per cent),

Jindal Steel (8.68 per cent), Maruti Suzuki India (1.79 per cent), Bharti Airtel (1.70 per cent), Larsen & Toubro (1.63 per cent), GAIL (1.31 per cent).

Asian markets were mostly lower after previous session's hefty gains on China's economic reform plans. Key benchmark indices in China, Singapore, Japan and Indonesia fell between 0.10 per cent and 0.73 per cent while indices in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea rose in the range of 0.22-0.8 per cent.

US stocks were mostly lower yesterday as the Standard & Poor's 500 and Nasdaq Composite index ended lower.

The Dow Jones industrial average eked out a slight gain but failed to close above its milestone level of 16,000, as stocks sold off late in the session after cautious comments by activist investor Carl Ichan on the equities market.

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