Domestic equity indices Sensex and Nifty on Thursday ended on a positive note. Amid global equities, the BSE benchmark Sensex finished 169.14 points or 0.42 per cent higher at 40,581.71. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty settled 61.65 points, or 0.52 per cent, higher at 11,971.80.
According to a report of PTI, Tata Motors, Yes Bank, Vedanta, Tata Steel, and Kotak Bank were the top gainers in the Sensex pack. It is worth mentioning here that except IT, all other sectoral indices ended in the green led by the metal, auto, pharma, bank, infra and energy. Specifically, Infosys, ONGC, HCL Tech, TCS, and Bharti Airtel were the top losers.
Whereas, on the currency front, the rupee appreciated 21 paise against the US dollar to 70.63 (intra-day). Brent futures, the global oil benchmark, rose 0.74 per cent to USD 64.19 per barrel. On the other hand, Bourses in Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo ended on a positive note, Shanghai slipped into the red. Stocks in Europe were also trading higher.
In early trade, domestic stock markets had started on a positive note tracking gains in Asian peers which rose to a one-month high. The BSE Sensex index moved up as much as 224.39 points to touch 40,636.96 in the first hour of trade, and the broader NSE Nifty benchmark climbed to as high as 11,977.30, up 67.15 points from the previous close.