Sensex continues to tail world trends, up 330 pts
A fag-end spurt in buying triggered by strong global cues helped the benchmark BSE Sensex to rally by 330 points to close the day at one-and-a-half week high of 27,701.79, completing
three days of gains.
The 30-share BSE index began day's trade on a positive note and a sudden spurt in buying in the last session lifted the index to 27,701.79 at close, a rise of 329.95 points or 1.21 per cent from its previous close.
The Sensex had surged by 991.66 points or 3.71 per cent in three days of gains.
The 50-issue NSE Nifty also jumped by 98.80 points or 1.20 per cent to end above 8,300-mark at 8,324.00.
"Equity markets witnessed positive momentum today tracking positive cues from global markets, rebound in oil prices and strong close on Wall Street," said Kiran Kumar Kavikondala, Director & CEO, WealthRays Securities.
Crude prices climbed to above $62 a barrel. Traders said there is consensus in markets worldwide about crude remaining above $60 for the rest of the year now.
Rally was seen across the board as all the 12 sectoral indices closed in the green between 0.13-1.48 per cent.
Metal shares were in the limelight after rise in commodity prices in overseas markets.
"The statement from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that India could well achieve 6 per cent growth next fiscal and the vision to achieve 9-10 per cent economic growth, cheered participants in the later half.
"In addition, participants are expecting some positive news on key bills like GST and Insurance in the ongoing winter session of Parliament..." said Jayant Manglik, President, Retail Distribution, Religare Securities.