Equity benchmarks extended gains in morning with the Nifty holding 8150 level, supported by banks and healthcare stocks. The broader markets continued to outperform benchmarks from the beginning of the week.
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The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 96.89 points at 26490.90 and the 50-share NSE Nifty rose 30.80 points to 8172.95 while the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices increased 0.75 percent and 1 percent, individually.
About three shares progressed for each share falling on the exchange.
Cement stocks gained strength today. Grasim, Ambuja Cements and ACC climbed over 2 percent.
ICICI Bank, TCS, Adani Ports, Maruti Suzuki, SBI, Sun Pharma and Lupin rose 1-2 percent while ITC, Reliance Industries, NTPC and Tata Steel were under pressure.
Idea Cellular | Lupin | Tata Power | Oil India | National Fertilizers | Bharat Forge | Wanbury | Vivimed Labs | Ramco Cements | Sarda Energy | HCC | Indian Hotels | Eros International and SAIL are stocks, which are in the news today.
SENSEX UP + 47.01 @ 26441.02,
NIFTY FUTURE UP + 14.50 @ 8186.55,
BANK NIFTY FUTURE UP + 58.65 @ 18350.45.
USD/INR – 68.67.