Sensex climbs 139 points to close above 33,000-mark

21 March 2018, 05:14 PM
Sensex climbs 139 points to close above 33,000-mark
Sensex climbs 139 points to close above 33,000-mark

Closing the day on a positive note, market benchmark Sensex on Wednesday rose 139 points to reclaim the 33000-mark amid mixed global cues ahead of the US Federal Reserve's policy meet outcome.

Continuous foreign funds inflow and positive speculations too influenced the market sentiments, according to brokers.

Firming up after a strong opening, the BSE 30-share surged to 33,354.93, before closing at 33,136.18, up 139.42 points, or 0.42 per cent. In the last session, it gained 73.64 points.

The 50-share Nifty too scaled a high of 10,227.30 intra-day but owing to profit-booking, it ended the day at at 10,155.25, up 30.90 points, or 0.31 per cent.

Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs), meanwhile, bought shares worth Rs 344.16 crore on a net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) purchased equities to the tune of Rs 731.17 crore on Tuesday, provisional data showed.

First Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 04:40 PM
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