Sensex jumps 300.44 points

Mumbai, Sep 19 : The BSE Sensex on Monday surged 300.44 points to close at 59,141.23 on the strength of FMCG, Auto, Bankex and Technology stocks.

The Nifty of National Stock Exchange (NSE) too rose 91.40 points at 17,622.25.

The Sensex opened weak at 58,747.31 in opening session. It was dropped nearly 353 points at 58,487.76, days low.

Later, it erased earlier losses, and advanced 437 points at 59,277.55, days high, before closing at 59,141.23, up 300.44 points from its previous close.

In scrips, M& M was a top gainer, up 3.43 per cent to Rs 1293.40 followed by Bajaj finance by 2.92 per cent to Rs 7503, Hind Unilever by 2.08 per cent to Rs 2581, SBI by 1.94 per cent to Rs 572.50 and Nestle India Ltd by 1.83 per cent to Rs 18,749.10.

The losers were Tata Steel by 2.36 per cent to Rs 103.30, NTPC by 1.04 per cent to Rs 171.10, ICICI Bank by 0.77 per cent to Rs 902 and Asian Paints by 0.59 per cent to Rs 3320.

The Mid Cap fell by 0.16 per cent and Small Cap by 0.17 per cent.

In 30 scrips, 23 advanced while 7 declined.

Asian Market was seen negative, as Australia declined by 0.38 per cent followed by China by 0.35 per cent, Hong Kong by 1.04 per cent and Japan by 1.11 per cent.


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