Sensex jumps 150 points; NTPC, Tata Steel top gainers

Hero MotoCorp Wipro Tata Steel and NTPC were among the top losers

At 11.30 a.m, the Sensex was trading up 223.09 points or 0.68% at 32,820.27 with 27 components gaining.

Broader markets rallied with BSE Midcap index adding 231 points or 1.38 per cent to end at 16,893.61 and Smallcap index closing at 18,031.24, up 1.29 per cent or 230 points. All the sectoral sub-indices finished firmly in the green with the Nifty Metal index, which has been on a sticky wicket off late, gaining nearly 2 per cent during the day.

All the 19 sub-indices of the BSE ended in the positive territory, led by the S&P BSE consumer durables index, which augmented by 523.55 points, followed by auto index by 488.19 points and capital goods index by 378.66 points.

On the NSE, 1,273 shares advanced, 473 declined, while 60 remained unchanged.




Other gainers were Asian Paints, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Steel, Bajaj Auto, NTPC, L&T, ICICI Bank, HUL, SBI, Tata Motors, Lupin, Adani Ports, Hero Motocorp, Power Grid and Infosys, rising by up to 3.29 per cent.

Domestic institutional investors bought shares worth Rs 995.11 crore, while foreign funds sold shares to the tune of Rs 1,217.92 crore on Wednesday, provisional exchange data showed. However, profit selling trimmed some gains off key indices in early afternoon trade.

However, Sun Pharma, Wipro, Cipla, TCS and Coal India finished with losses.

Meanwhile, shares of the D-Mart parent Avenue Supermarts climbed 1.94 per cent after 20 lakh shares traded in a block deal. Among the Asian bourses, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 1.12 per cent while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.90 per cent.

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