Sensex soars 305 pts, recaptures 36k-mark on earnings optimism

10 July 2018, 04:25 PM
Sensex soars 305 pts, recaptures 36k-mark on earnings optimism
Sensex soars 305 pts, recaptures 36k-mark on earnings optimism

Rising for the third straight day, the BSE Sensex rallied about 305 points to end at an over 5-month high of 36,239.62 on Tuesday as participants wagered on encouraging corporate earnings.

Sentiment got a boost on unabated buying by domestic institutional investors (DIIs) and a good set of corporate results so far, brokers said.

The 30-share Sensex hit a high of 36,274.33 before ending at 36,239.62, up 304.90 points or 0.85 per cent.

It has now gained 665.07 points in three sessions.

The benchmark is just a tad lower from its all-time high of 36,283.25 hit on January 29 this year.

Similarly, the 50-share NSE Nifty climbed 94.35 points, or 0.87 per cent, to end at 10,947.25. Intra-day, it shuttled between 10,956.90 and 10,876.65.

The Sensex and Nifty remained above their key levels of 36,000 and 10,900 throughout the session, indicating robust investor optimism after a prolonged lacklustre spell.

Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) picked up shares worth a net Rs 740.39 crore on Monday, while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) offloaded equities to the tune of Rs 569.91 crore, provisional data showed.

First Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 04:22 PM
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