BSE Sensex rises over 113 points in early trade today

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 23 February 2015, 02:37 PM

The benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 113 points in early trade today on emergence of buying by participants in select bluechip stocks amid a mixed trend at other Asian markets.

The index had lost 230.86 points in the previous session on Friday due to profit-booking in bluechips.

The 30-share index gained 113.19 points, or 0.38 per cent, at 29,344.60 as stocks of capital goods, banking, metal, tech and IT sectors, led the recovery.

Also, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty recovered by 26.60 points, or 0.30 per cent, at 8,860.20.

Brokers said apart from optimistic buying by investors ahead of the Budget, a mixed trend at other Asian markets after Eurozone ministers agreed to extend Greece’s bailout by four months, influenced trading sentiments here.

Among other Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei rose by 0.89 per cent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was down by 0.06 per cent in early trade today.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.86 per cent higher in Friday’s trade.

First Published: Monday, February 23, 2015 12:43 PM

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