Sensex, Nifty trading higher on global rally in stocks

22 Mai, 2017, 10:52 | Author: Marc Bacque
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Mumbai: Indian stock indices Sensex and the Nifty50 soared in early trades Monday morning with the bulls, tracking positive global cues, storming the ring at the stroke of the opening bell.

At the end of Friday's trading session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 141.82 points, or 0.69 percent, to 20,804.84, the S&P 500 had gained 16.01 points, or 0.68 percent, to 2,381.73 and the Nasdaq Composite had added 28.57 points, or 0.47 percent, to 6,083.70. Some buying activity is seen in FMCG, Telecom and Capital Goods, while Healthcare, Oil & Gas and Power indices are showing weakness on BSE. The BSE Mid-cap Index is trading down 0.35% at 14,593, while BSE Small-cap Index is trading down 0.10% at 15,211. Engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro rose 1.34% to Rs 450.60.

ITC Ltd rose as much as 4.8 percent to an all-time high, while Hindustan Unilever Ltd gained 2 percent. Adani Ports rose by 1.75% and TCS by 1.5%. The dollar index, which tracks the U.S. dollar against a basket of six world currencies, slipped more than 2 percent last week.

ICICI Bank, Infosys and Reliance Industries were also trading with gains of up to 1%. Reliance Defence and Engineering was up 2.28 percent.

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State Bank of India, which posted two-fold jump in net profit for the last quarter of FY2016-17, was trading down by over 1 percent due to profit booking by investors after a recent rally in the stock. Losses of up to 1% in Sun Pharma, HDFC, Asian Paints and Gail capped the gains of the benchmark Sensex. In other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.75%, while Japan's Nikkei rose 0.30%.

Among secondary barometers, the BSE Mid-Cap index was down 0.35%.

United States stocks rose on Friday, 19 May 2017, but closed below their session highs on renewed concerns about Donald Trump's presidency, following two new media reports of possible coordination between Russian Federation and Trump's election campaign.

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