Sensex up 45 points in early trade

Mumbai, Jun 20: The benchmark BSE Sensex today rose over 45 points in early trade after two sessions of losses on emergence of buying by funds in oil and gas, consumer durables, realty and healthcare sector stocks amidst a firming Asian cues.

The 30-share barometer rose by 45.08 points, or 0.18 per cent, to 25,246.8 points. The index had lost 319.39 points in the previous two sessions.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 4.15 points, or 0.06 per cent, to 7,544.85.

Brokers said apart from fresh buying by funds in select stocks, a firming trend on the other Asian bourses following another record close on US market, helped trading sentiment to improve.

In the Asian region, Japan’s Nikkei was up by 0.32 per cent, while Hong Kong‘s Hang Seng index rose 0.14 per cent in early trade today.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.09 per cent to close at new high in yesterday’s trade.