NSE & BSE gain in early trade

BSE Sensex surged by 247.02 points to reach 59,353.46 points while the NSE Nifty climbed by 67.90 points to settle at 17,465.95 points
NSE & BSE gain in early trade
NSE & BSE gain in early trade

Mumbai: The equity market gained in early trade on Wednesday as the benchmark Sensex climbed by more than 247 points amid mixed global cues. On Wednesday morning, the 30-share BSE Sensex surged by 247.02 points or 0.42 percent to reach 59,353.46 points while the broader 50-share NSE Nifty climbed by 67.90 points or 0.39 percent to settle at 17,465.95 points.

Status of previous trading session

Sensex and Nifty had closed in the positive territory for the third straight session on Monday, with Sensex gaining nearly by 115 points. Market was closed on Tuesday on account of Mahavir Jayanti. In the domestic market, Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) were net buyers on Monday as they purchased shares worth Rs 321.93 crore.

Position of stocks listed in BSE

In the Sensex pack, 13 stocks, including HDFC Bank, HDFC and Tata Consultancy Services, were in the green while 17 shares declined.  

Performance of markets worldwide

On Tuesday, the US market closed in the red while European shares ended on a mixed note. The latest data from the US indicated softening of the labour market and a decline in factory orders, a scenario that has also triggered expectations that the US Federal Reserve could go slow on tightening monetary policy to boost the economy.

Deepak Jasani, Head of Retail Research at HDFC Securities said that investors in the US weighed the decline in factory orders and data hinting at a softening of the country's labour market. He also said that gold prices were high as the dollar eased after the weak US economic data fanned expectations that the Federal Reserve might loosen its monetary policy trajectory.

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