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Sensex surges over 200 points; Nifty reclaims 8,900 mark

Sensex surges over 200 points; Nifty reclaims 8,900 mark

Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), Saturday surged 213.71 points or 0.73 percent in the early session ahead of the Union Budget.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 56.85 points or 0.64 percent up at 8,901.45 points.

The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 29,411.33 points, was trading at 29,433.83 points (at 9.15 a. m.) in the early session, up 213.71 points or 0.73 percent from the previous day`s close at
29,220.12 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 29,437.59 points and a low of 29,406.10 points in the trade so far.

All the sectors were trading in green. The rally was led by banking, capital goods and consumer durables sectors.--PTI

Markets surge ahead of Budget 2015-16; Sensex up 250 points

Markets surge ahead of Budget 2015-16; Sensex up 250 points

New Delhi, Feb. 28 - Markets witnessed a surge ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget 2015-16 as the Sensex shot up 250 points to reach 29476 and the Nifty was up 70 points at 8916.

The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange had yesterday shot up 473 points to close at 29,220, a day before the presentation of the Union Budget.

The Nifty at the National Stock Exchange also surged 161 points, or 1.9 percent, to 8,845 on Friday.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is going to present his first full-year Budget in Parliament at 11 am today, seeking to put the country on a path of 7-8 percent growth over the next two years. (ANI)

Sensex rises 228 points on global cues, Budget hopes

Sensex rises 228 points on global cues, Budget hopes

Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 228 points in early trade today amid a firming global trend and hopes of a growth-oriented Budget.

Further, covering-up of short positions by speculators ahead of tomorrow's monthly expiry in the derivatives segment, supported the upside.

Rising for the second straight session, the 30-share barometer spurted by 228.67 points, or 0.79 percent, to 29,233.33.

The index had gained 29.55 points in yesterday's session.

All sectoral indices, led by oil & gas, metal, realty and banking were trading in positive zone with gains up to 1.03 percent.

Similarly, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty was trading above the 8,800-mark by gaining 60.10 points, or 0.69 percent, to 8,822.20.

Sensex trading over 29,000-mark ahead of monthly derivatives expiry

Sensex trading over 29,000-mark ahead of monthly derivatives expiry

Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading above the 29,000-mark by rising over 79 points in early trade on Tuesday as participants made selective buying ahead of monthly expiry in the derivatives segment on Thursday and the Union Budget on Saturday.

The 30-share barometer gained 79.71 points, or 0.27 percent, to 29,054.82. The index had lost 487.16 points in the previous two sessions.

Sectoral indices led by realty, FMCG, consumer durables, capital goods and healthcare were trading in positive zone with gains up to 1.06 percent.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange Nifty index edged higher by 13.10 points, or 0.15 percent, to 8,768.05.

Sensex rises 114 points; Nifty regains 8,900-mark

Sensex rises 114 points; Nifty regains 8,900-mark

Mumbai: Continuing its rising streak for the seventh straight session, the BSE Sensex rose 114 points and the NSE Nifty regained the 8,900-level in early trade Thursday as participants indulged in enlarging positions ahead of Budget.

The 30-share barometer spurted by 114.65 points, or 0.39 percent, to trade at 29,434.91 with consumer durables, realty, auto, oil & gas and banking sector stocks, leading the rise.

The gauge had rallied by 1,092.84 points in previous six sessions.

Similarly, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty regained the 8,900-mark after three weeks by rising 32.60 points, or 0.36 percent, to 8,901.70.

Sensex up over 105 points on hopes of quick economic reforms

Sensex up over 105 points on hopes of quick economic reforms

Mumbai: Extending gains for the sixth straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 105 points in early trade Wednesday as participants indulged in enlarging positions on hopes of faster economic reforms by the government and optimism over the forthcoming Budget.

The 30-share index was trading higher by 105.68 points, or 0.36 percent, at 29,241.56 with stocks of FMCG, realty, capital goods, consumer durables, power, bank and healthcare sectors, leading the rise.

The Sensex had gained 908.46 points in the previous five sessions.

Also, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty edged higher by 31.60 points, or 0.35 percent, at 8,840.95.

Brokers said optimistic buying by participants ahead of the Budget and acceleration in economic reforms by the government, led to the rise.

Sensex surges 132 points on buying by funds, better earnings

Sensex surges 132 points on buying by funds, better earnings

Mumbai: Continuing its upward journey for the fifth consecutive session, the benchmark BSE Sensex gained 132 points in early trade on Monday as funds and retail investors enlarged positions on hopes of pro-growth Budget and better third quarterly earnings by some bluechip companies.

Besides, a firming trend at other Asian markets buoyed trading sentiments here.

The 30-share index was trading higher by 131.93 points, or 0.45 percent, at 29,226.86 with all the sectoral indices, led by realty, metal, oil & gas and banking, leading the rise.

The gauge had gained 867.54 points in the previous four sessions.

Also, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty shot up by 34.90 points, or 0.40 percent, at 8,840.40.

Firms face heat on sudden share price surge, 'speculative' leaks

Firms face heat on sudden share price surge, 'speculative' leaks

New Delhi - A large number of listed firms, including top blue-chips, are facing heat of the stock market authorities for sudden surge in their share prices and trading volumes as also for 'speculative' information leaks leaving investors at large in the lurch.

In just about one and a half months since the beginning of this year, the stock exchanges have sought 'clarifications' from at least 19 Sensex blue chips including giants like Mahindra and Mahindra, Hindustan Unilever, SBI, Coal India, Wipro, Hero Motocorp, ICICI Bank, Cipla and L&T.

Beyond Sensex companies also, at least 100 such notices have been issued so far in 2015.

Sensex regains 29K-mark, Nifty tops 8800 level after SBI results boost

Sensex regains 29K-mark, Nifty tops 8800 level after SBI results boost

Mumbai - The benchmark Sensex gained 289.83 points to reclaim 29,000 mark and Nifty jumped 94 points to end above 8,800 level Friday on stellar SBI earnings, rising hopes of a pro-growth budget and positive global cues.

Logging their fourth successive session of gains, benchmark indices wrapped up the week in style after ending in the red for the preceding two weeks.

Shares of FMCG, healthcare, banking, auto and metal sectors were the major gainers of the day.

Country's largest public sector lender SBI today reported over 30 percent jump in net profit December quarter. Its shares zoomed nearly 8 percent, adding about 86 points alone to Sensex's 289.83 point surge.

SBI Q3 Net surges 30% on improved income; shares soar 6.8%

SBI Q3 Net surges 30% on improved income; shares soar 6.8%

Mumbai - Improvement in asset quality and high interest income pushed State Bank of India's net profit in December quarter by 30 percent to Rs 2,910 crore, boosting the shares of country's largest lender by 6.8 percent.

The bank had reported a net profit of Rs 2,234 crore in the October-December quarter of previous fiscal, SBI said in a statement.

The gross non-performing assets (NPAs) as a percentage of total advances came down to 4.90 percent at the end of third quarter from 5.73 percent in the year-ago period while net NPAs stood at 2.80 percent.

During the quarter, the net interest income increased by 9.20 percent to Rs 13,777 crore as against Rs 12,616 crore in the October-December period of last fiscal.

SpiceJet shares down 4% as Q3 loss widens

SpiceJet shares down 4% as Q3 loss widens

Mumbai: Shares of budget airline SpiceJet today fell by 4 percent after the company reported widening of net loss by a steep 59 percent during the third-quarter at Rs 275 crore.

The stock went down by 3.99 per cent to Rs 19.25 at the BSE.

The company announced its results post market hours yesterday.

In the middle of an ownership change, SpiceJet had yesterday reported a steep 59 percent rise in third-quarter net loss at Rs 275 crore on lower passenger numbers and a one-time cost of Rs 295 crore.

Sensex rises for 4th straight session, up 110 points

Sensex rises for 4th straight session, up 110 points

Mumbai: Continuing its rising streak for the fourth consecutive session, the benchmark BSE Sensex gained over 110 points in early trade Friday on the back of a firming trend in global market.

However, discouraging IIP and retail inflation data, limited the gains.

The 30-share barometer moved up by 110.17 points, or 0.38 percent, to 28,915.27 with healthcare, realty, metal, consumer durables, FMCG and banking sector stocks, leading the rally. The gauge had gained 577.71 points in past three sessions.

On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose by 39 points, or 0.45 percent, to 8,750.55.

Sensex rises 151 points ahead of IIP, inflation data

Sensex rises 151 points ahead of IIP, inflation data

Mumbai: Rising for the third straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex gained over 151 points in early trade on Thursday as participants engaged in enlarging positions ahead of IIP and retail inflation data to be released later in the day.

Besides, expectations of faster economic reforms by the government and optimism over the forthcoming Budget, buoyed trading sentiments.

The 30-share index was trading higher by 151.91 points, or 0.53 percent, at 28,685.88 with stocks of auto, consumer durables, power, realty and capital goods sectors, leading the rise.

The gauge had gained 306.58 points in the previous two sessions.

On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose by 36.30 points, or 0.42 percent, at 8,663.70.

Sensex rises 134 points; Nifty reclaims 8,600-mark

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Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 134 points in early trade Wednesday on value-buying by investors in selective stocks amidst optimism over the upcoming Budget.

The 30-share index gained 134.85 points, or 0.48 percent, to 28,490.47 with capital goods, consumer durables, banking, healthcare, power, auto and metal sector stocks, leading the rise.

The index had gained 128.23 points in the previous session.

Also, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty reclaimed the 8,600-mark by rising 47.10 points, 0.55 percent, to 8,612.65.

Brokers said value-based buying by investors as select shares turned attractive after recent losses and optimism over the upcoming Budget, influenced trading sentiments here.

Sensex surges 265 points; Nifty reclaims 8,600-level

Sensex surges 265 points; Nifty reclaims 8,600-level

Mumbai: After negative opening, the benchmark BSE Sensex bounced back smartly by 264.57 points and Nifty reclaimed 8,600-level on bouts of value buying in most sectors led by banking, auto, consumer durables, metal, power and FMCG in late morning deals.

Positive macro-outlook overlapped the market sentiment and Delhi election results where the Aam Aadmi Party was heading towards a landslide victory in Delhi Assembly polls, a broker said.

Shares from Midcap and SmallCap companies also supported the market gain.

Meanwhile, foreign portfolio investors sold shares worth a net Rs 660.30 crore yesterday, as per provisional data.

The Sensex opened at 28,122.48 and drifted to 28,044.49 before rebounding to a high of 28,522.71, quoting 28,491.96 at 1040hrs.

Sensex down 286 points on Delhi exit poll forecast

Sensex down 286 points on Delhi exit poll forecast

Mumbai - The benchmark BSE Sensex extended losses for the seventh straight day by plummeting over 286 points in early trade today on sustained selling by funds and retail investors amid exit polls showing that the BJP may not be able to form government in Delhi.

Besides, discouraging third quarter earnings by some bluechip companies and weakness in the rupee, dampened trading sentiments.

The 30-share index tumbled by 286.49 points, or 0.99 percent, to 28,431.42. The gauge had lost 963.86 points in the previous six sessions.

In a similar fashion, the National Stock Exchange Nifty dipped below the 8,600-mark by falling 77.85 points, or 0.90 percent, to 8,583.20.

Market continues losing streak for fifth day

Market continues losing streak for fifth day

Mumbai - The benchmark BSE Sensex extended losses for the fifth straight day by falling over 58 points in early trade today on sustained selling by funds amid a mixed trend in other Asian markets.

The 30-share index, which has lost 798.66 points in the previous four sessions, fell further by 58.23 points, or 0.20 per cent, to 28,824.88.

Similarly, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty declined by 18.65 points, or 0.21 per cent, to 8,705.05.

Profit-booking in stocks of oil & gas, realty, capital goods, consumer durables and healthcare sectors, negatively impacted the sentiments.

Besides, the depreciation in the rupee dampened local equities, experts said.

Sensex recovers 130 points ahead of RBI policy review

Sensex upMumbai: After two sessions of losses, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 130 points in early trade Tuesday on fresh spell of buying by participants ahead of RBI's monetary policy review.

The 30-share index, which had lost 559.50 points in the previous two sessions, recovered by 130.79 points, or 0.44 percent, to 29,253.06, with consumer durables, FMCG, oil & gas, auto and banking sector stocks leading the rise.

On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty gained 26.00 points, or 0.30 percent, to 8,823.40 in early trade.

Sensex falls 136 points in early trade on profit-booking

Sensex fallsMumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex fell by 136 points in early trade on Monday on sustained profit-booking by participants after recent gains amidst a weakening trend overseas.

The 30-share index fell by 136 points, or 0.47 percent, to 29,046.95 as banking, PSUs, metals, oil & gas and FMCG stocks witnessed tremendous sell-off.

The gauge had retreated from record-high and tumbled by 498.82 points in the previous session on Friday on heavy profit-booking.

Similarly, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty dipped below the psychological 8,800-mark by falling 27.90 points, or 0.32 percent, to 8,781.00 in early trade.

Alibaba shares drop by more than 10 percent post disappointing December quarter results

Beijing, Jan 30 - Alibaba Group Holding Limited's shares have fallen by more than 10 percent on Thursday wiping more than 25 billion dollar of market value after the third quarter revenue fell short of expectations.

According to China Daily, the revenue of the company rose by 40 percent making it 4.22 billion on the December quarter.

Tian Hou , a Beijing-based analyst said that stock price drop is not about Earnings per share, it's about the top line growth.

Alibaba did not address Tuesday's announcement that its second-biggest shareholder Yahoo Inc plans to spin off its 15 percent stake in the company. (ANI)



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