Mumbai, Jan 12 (PTI) NSE benchmark Nifty rose 30 points
to end at a new high of 10,681.25 today, backed by buying in
media, metal, finance service and bank sectors amid positive
Expectations of healthy domestic earnings aided
Overseas, European stocks edged higher amid good
earnings. Most Asian stocks closed higher after strong lead
from Wall Street.
US stocks closed at record highs yesterday as investors
bet economic growth would pick up steam.
The NSE Nifty opened higher at 10,682.55 and moved in a
range of 10,690.40 and 10,597.10 before ending at 10,681.25,
up 30.05 points, or 0.28 per cent.
It saw an intra-day movement of about 93.30 points.
On the sectoral front, Media rose 1.71 per cent, Private
Bank 0.52 per cent, Finance Service 0.43 per cent, Bank 0.34
per cent and Auto 0.31 per cent.
Realty fell by 1.46 per cent, FMCG 0.41 per cent, Pharma
0.32 per cent and Infra 0.09 per cent.
Major index gainers were ICICI Bank, Bharti InfraTel,
Zee, Vedanta, ONGC and Maruti.
Losers included UPL, Aurobindo Pharma, Lupin, Bharti
Airtel, Bosch, Ambuja Cement and ITC.
The market breadth, indicating its overall health, was
in favour of losers. On the NSE, 761 stocks advanced, 1,047
declined while 49 remained unchanged.
Total securities that hit their price bands were 212.
Turnover in the cash segment rose to Rs 38,117.13 crore
from Rs 35,305.76 crore as on Thursday.
A total of 24,230.62 lakh shares changed hands in
12,588,175 trades. The market capitalisation of listed firms
on the NSE stood at Rs 1,53,21,627.92 crore.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.