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Sensex rises by 117 points to 1-1/2 month high

In a high volatile trade, the S&P BSE benchmark sensex continued to rule firm for the second consecutive day by surging another 117 points to finish at 1-1/2 mth high at 19,504.18 on persistent buying mainly in FMCG counter on the back of sustained foreign capital inflows.

FMCG major Hindustan Unilever rose by 17.28 pct after the company's foreign parent Unilever PLC offered to acquire 48.70 crore shares, or 22.52 per cent stake, in Hindustan Unilever at Rs 600 each. The NSE 50-share Nifty also rose by 26.10 points or 0.44 per cent to 5,930.20.
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