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Sensex surges by 639.85 points in early trading session

Accompanying the Sensex, the Nifty also witnessed a notable uptrend, rising by 190.1 points to touch 22,337.10. This surge in the Nifty further reinforces the bullish trend in the market, indicating broad-based buying across sectors.

Edited By: Nitin Kumar @Niitz1 New Delhi Updated on: April 22, 2024 14:53 IST
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In a positive start to the week, benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty witnessed a climb in early trade on Monday, buoyed by a rally in Asian markets, a decrease in Brent crude oil prices, and increased buying by foreign investors. The 30-share BSE Sensex surged by 639.85 points to 73,728.18, building on its previous day’s rebound. Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty rose by 190.1 points to 22,337.10, extending its upward trajectory.

Major gainers and laggards

Leading the gains in the Sensex basket were UltraTech Cement, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance, Larsen & Toubro, Tata Steel, and Tata Motors. However, HDFC Bank, JSW Steel, Mahindra & Mahindra, and ITC experienced declines.

Asian markets and wall street

In Asian markets, Seoul, Tokyo, and Hong Kong traded positively, while Shanghai reported lower figures. On Wall Street, Friday’s session ended on a mixed note.

Oil prices and market sentiment

Global oil benchmark Brent crude witnessed a 0.74% decline, settling at USD 86.64 a barrel. Analysts noted that the market sentiment was bolstered by the expectation of decreased tension between Israel and Iran, reflected in the decline in Brent crude prices from $90 to $87.

Foreign investor activity

Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) turned buyers on Friday, injecting Rs 129.39 crore into equities, according to exchange data.

Previous session’s performance

On Friday, the BSE benchmark surged by 599.34 points to close at 73,088.33, while the NSE Nifty jumped by 151.15 points to 22,147, marking a positive end to the trading week.

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