Sensex jumps over 200 points; Nifty hits 10,600 mark
Domestic benchmark indices opened higher today, touching their lifetime highs, following positive cues from global markets and led by gains in HDFC, Infosys and Larsen & Toubro.
At 10:35 AM, the BSE Sensex was trading at 34,358, up 204 points, while the broader Nifty50 was ruling at 10,619, up 61 points.
Shares of Jaypee Infratech rose nearly 10% on reports that Tata Housing and Lodha Group have filed initial bids to take over the company, which is currently under insolvency proceedings.
Shares of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries and Yes Bank were among the top gainers on the Nifty50 Index, while those of Bharti Airtel were the biggest loser.
Sobha’s sales bookings increased by 92% to Rs750.9cr during the third quarter this fiscal on higher volumes and better average realization. Stock jumped 8%.
The BSE Mid-cap and BSE Small-cap indices were up 0.97% and 0.78%, respectively.
Volatility index India VIX rose 2.74%.
Sun Pharma (+3.9%), Lupin (+2.8%), Aurobindo (+1.7%), Cipla (+1.6%) and GAIL (+1.5%) were the top gainers on Nifty50.
Bharti Airtel (-3%), Asian Paints (-0.64%), Ambuja (-0.22%), HUL (-0.10%) and HCL Tech (-0.09%) were the top losers in today’s trade.
Out of 2,012 stocks traded on the NSE, 1,191 advanced, 441 declined and 380 remained unchanged today.