Sensex, Nifty – equity benchmarks extended their gains in early trade on Wednesday. At 9:54 am, the S&P BSE Sensex traded at 34,538.30, up 238.83 points or 0.70 per cent, and the Nifty50 benchmark of the National Stock Exchange was at 10,378.80, with a gain of 77.75 points or 77.75 per cent.
Gaining between 2.11 and 3.01 per cent, Hero MotoCorp, Maruti Suzuki, Vedanta, ICICI Bank and ONGC were the top five Sensex gainers.
Forty three out of 50 Nifty stocks advanced in trade led by gains in pharma, metal, financial, auto, realty and banking stocks. Barring IT shares, all sectoral indices traded in the green.
On Tuesday, the Sensex closed at 34,299.47, down 174.91 points or 0.51 per cent and the Nifty at 10,301.05, with a loss of 47 points or 0.45 per cent. According to provisional data from the NSE, foreign portfolio investors and domestic institutional investors sold and purchased net shares of Rs. 1,242.46 crore and Rs. 1,526 crore respectively.