Sensex opens 52 points up
The 30-share barometer, which gained 133.22 points in the previous session, rose further by 52.45 points, or 0.30 per cent, to trade at 17,385.07 after dipping to 17,192.55.
The wide-based NSE index Nifty also moved up by 21.10 points, or 0.40 per cent, to 5,297.95.
Brokers said continued buying by funds and retail investors on RBI rate cut hopes amid a firming trend in Asian markets, following overnight gains in the US markets, bolstered the trading sentiment.
They said, however, 27.39 per cent rise in Infosys consolidated Q4 net profit, fell below market's expectations.
Stocks of IT bellwether, Infosys plunged 9.31 per cent to Rs 2,494 on fresh spell of selling.
In the Asian region, the Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose by 1.53 per cent, while the Japan's Nikkei index was up by 1.40 per cent.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.41 per cent in yesterday's trade. PRE-OPENIndian stocks to watch-April 13
GLOBAL STOCK MARKETS ROUNDUP
* Asian shares rose on Friday on better-than-expected demand for Italian sovereign debt, shrugging off a rocket launch by North Korea that South Korean officials said had failed.
Trading may later be dominated by China data showing the economy grew at a slower-than-expected 8.1 per cent in the first quarter, the slowest pace in nearly three years.
* US stocks scored a second
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