Sensex rallied 1223.24 points.

Mumbai, March 9 : The BSE Sensex on Wednesday advanced further by 1223.24 ponits gains to close at 54,647.33 on brisk buying in energy, realty, industrials and finance stocks, even as conflict between Russia and Ukraine still on. The Nifty of National Stock Exchange (NSE) too rose 331.90 pts at 16,345.35. The Sensex gained 369 points to open at 53,793.99 in opening session. During the day, it spurted 1469 pts at 54,893.73, days high, before closing at 54,647.33, advancing 1223.24 pts from its previous close. The Sensex registered days high and low at 54,893.73 and 53,367.52 respectively. The Nifty recorded days high and low at 16,418.05 and 15,990 respectively. The sectoral indices like Energy, Realty, Industrials and Finance supported the market. Energy and Realty moved up by more than three percent and Industrials and Finance went up by more than two percent. In scrips, Asian Paints, top gainer rallied 5.56 pc to Rs 2875.10 a major gainer in 30 scrips of BSE followed by Reliance Industries by 5.24 pc to Rs 2353.80, Bajaj finance by 5.13 pc to Rs 6473, M & M by 4.94 pc to Rs 735.10 and IndusInd Bank by 4.18 pc to Rs 875.45. The losers were NTPC by 1.57 pc to Rs 131.50, Tata Steel by 1.15 pc to Rs 1254.80 and Nestle India by 0.88 pc to Rs 17,147.35. The Mid Cap rose by 2.37 pc and Small Cap by 2.16 pc. In 30 scrips, 25 advanced while 5 declined. European market was seen high as investors continued to monitor surging commodity prices and the ongoing war in Ukraine. The pan-European Stoxx 600 rose 3.2 per cent. On Wall Street, Nasdaq Futures were up over 2 per cent, while Dow Jones and S&P500 Futures added 1.5 per cent and 1.7 per cent, respectively. However, Asian Market was seen weak, as Japan’s Nikkei slipped 0.3 per cent, South Korea’s Kospi and China’s Shanghai Composite shed over 1 per cent each, even Hong Kong’s Hang Seng too slid 0.7 per cent. NV GK

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