Mumbai, Jun 19 (PTI) Benchmark Nifty gained by 70 points

to end at 9.657.55 following across-the-board buying, led by

metal, infra, banking and energy stocks.

But mild selling in realty and pharma stocks capped some

gains. The Nifty hit its highest intraday level of 9,673.30 in

more than one week.

Positive global cues and RBI’s move on big loan

defaulters helped indices to rose further.

In overseas markets, European stocks were trading higher

on broad-based gains led by commodity shares and retailers.

Asian stocks ended trading higher as markets geared up ahead

of Brexit negotiations between the UK and the European Union.

The NSE 50-share Nifty index opened higher at 9,626.40

and hovered between 9,673.30 and 9,614.90 before finishing at

9,657.55, a rise of 69.50 points, or 0.72 per cent.

It saw an intra-day movement of about 58.40 points.

Sector-wise, metal rose 1.75 per cent, financial service

1.04 per cent, bank 1.02 per cent, infra 0.99 per cent,

private bank 0.97 per cent, energy 0.76 per cent and PSU bank

0.67 per cent.

However, pharma and realty eased by 0.38 per cent and

0.31 per cent, respectively.

The broader indices performed in contrary to the front-

line indices, as the Nifty mid-cap and small-cap indices

traded almost flat, eased by 0.03 and 0.23 per cent,

respectively.

Major index gainers were Tata Steel (3.51 per cent),

Hindalco (2.87 per cent), Adani Ports (2.93 per cent), Vedanta

(2.15 per cent), Bosch (2.41 per cent), Larsen & Toubro (1.87

per cent), Axis Bank (1.48 per cent) and Powergrid (1.41 per

cent).

Losers included Infosys (1.11 per cent), Eicher Motors

(1.05 per cent), BPCL (0.99 per cent), Dr Reddy (0.94 per

cent), Yes Bank (0.87 per cent) and ONGC (0.69 per cent).

A total of 953 scrips declined, 736 advanced, while 81

remained unchanged.

Total securities that hit their price bands were 122.

Turnover in the cash segment fell to Rs 20,059.70

crore from Rs 27,168.65 crore last Friday.

A total of 9,421.61 lakh shares changed hands in

77,25,234 trades.

The market capitalisation of listed firms on the NSE

stood at Rs 1,25,78,739.28 crore.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.