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(24/01/2020 14:40)

Sensex surges 247 pts; Yes Bank, Indiabulls Hsg most active

Indian benchmark indices inched up during the late noon trading session lifted by buying in banks and metal counters.

European shares gained on Friday as the World Health Organization stopped short of calling the virus outbreak in China a global emergency, with focus turning to flash PMI readings from major economies in the region.

After four consecutive sessions of declines, the pan-European STOXX 600 climbed 0.8 per cent by 0804 GMT. Germany's DAX rose the most among regional peers.

Asian shares steadied on Friday in holiday-thinned trade for the Lunar New Year. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.12 per cent, while Japan's Nikkei gained 0.13 per cent and Australian stocks added a marginal 0.04 per cent.

At 14:35 hours, the 30-share benchmark index was trading at 41633.86 up by 247.46 points or by 0.6 % and then NSE Nifty was at 12263.05 up by 82.7 points or by 0.68 %.

Sensex touched intraday high of 41697.03 and intraday low of 41275.6 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 12266.4 and intraday low of 12149.65

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (Rs. 1364.85,+2.40%), Axis Bank Ltd. (Rs. 738.00,+2.10%), NTPC Ltd. (Rs. 115.95,+2.07%), Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1634.40,+1.75%), Nestle India Ltd. (Rs. 15817.35,+1.69%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (Rs. 197.50,-1.86%), Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Rs. 516.05,-1.44%), IndusInd Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1323.05,-0.68%), Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (Rs. 2180.50,-0.59%), Infosys Ltd. (Rs. 780.80,-0.48%), among others.

Among the sectors, CGS index was at 17768.99 up by 304.71 points or by 1.74%. NBCC (India) Ltd. (Rs. 37.80,+3.70%), Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (Rs. 45.00,+3.57%), Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (Rs. 1364.85,+2.40%), Solar Industries India Ltd. (Rs. 1176.20,+2.18%), Siemens Ltd. (Rs. 1615.00,+1.99%),.

TECk index was at 8095.87 down by -23.84 points or by -0.29%. ITI Ltd. (Rs. 91.10,-1.99%), Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Rs. 516.05,-1.44%), Sterlite Technologies Ltd. (Rs. 131.70,-0.94%), DB Corp Ltd. (Rs. 146.25,-0.91%), MindTree Ltd. (Rs. 893.25,-0.74%),.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 2832 , shares advanced were 1521 while 1125 shares declined and 186 were unchanged.