Sensex adds more gains, up 109 points in early session
Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex advanced nearly 109 points at the start of trading today after buying by investors and foreign funds gathered momentum amid strong global cues.
The 30-share index was trading higher by 108.98 points, or 0.40 per cent, at 26,803.26, with sectoral indices led by IT, consumer durables, realty, capital goods, auto and metal stocks emerging as major gainers, rising by up to 1.31 per cent.
The gauge had rallied 457.41 points in the previous session yesterday. The NSE Nifty too rose 25.05 points, or 0.30 per cent, at 8,271.90.
Brokers said increased buying by retail investors and foreign funds, spread over a broad front and a firming trend in other Asian markets tracking overnight gains on European and US markets on the back of European Central Bank's move to extend stimulus programme, influenced sentiment here.
Japan's Nikkei was up 1.11 per cent while Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.29 per cent in early trade today. Shanghai Composite edged up 0.28 per cent. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.33 per cent higher in yesterday's trade.