Sensex surges 767 points; Nifty settles at 18,103

Snapping three days of losing streak, domestic markets rose today on positive global cues. The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange surged 767 points, or 1.3 percent, to 60,787. The Nifty at the National Stock Exchange gained 229 points, or 1.3 percent, to close above the 18,000 level at 18,103. In the broader market at BSE, the Mid-Cap index rose 0.6 percent and the Small-Cap index added 0.3 percent.

In the Sensex pack, 25 stocks ended higher while five stocks ended in red. Among the gainers, Tech Mahindra jumped the highest at 4.1%, followed by HDFC at 3%. Infosys gained 2.7%, Airtel and Asian Paint rose nearly 2%. Among the losers, Bajaj Auto declined the most at 3%.

Sectorally on the BSE, all the indices ended in green. The IT index was the biggest gainer, jumping 2 percent. The Realty index surged 1.6%; the Power Index gained 1,4%; the Energy and the Capital Goods Indices advanced 1.3%, each; the Finance Index rose 1%; the Metal and Oil & Gas Indices added 0.6%, each; and Auto and Consumer Durable Indices were up 0.4% each.

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