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All round buying lifts Sensex by 140 pts to 10,735

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Mar 6 (UNI) The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) closed at another all-time high of 10,735, gaining 1.32 per cent or 140 points.

''A large inflow of Foreign fund of Rs 645 crore on Thursday kept the stock markets bullish along with the huge money garnered by the mutual funds,'' said an analyst.

Moreover, so strong was the rally today that all the sectoral indices ended in the green and the Sensex didn't look back after opening at 10,616.99. It touched another life time high before settling at 10,742 points with a gain 1.32 per cent.

Midcap and smallcap stocks were the flavour of the day with the BSE Midcap index up by 1.39 per cent and smallcap index by 1.23 per cent.

However, it was the BSE Metal index which rose sharply, showing a gain of 4.15 per cent, BSE Automobile index gained 1.79 per cent and BSE OIl&Gas index 1.68 per cent.

BSE Public Sector Undertakings(PSU) index was up by 1.61 per cent, while the BSE Helath Care index went up by 1.51 per cent.

In the morning, the Sensex opened 21 points up at 10,616.99 as compared to last close of 10,595.

The NSE 50-share S&P CNX Nifty index gained 43 points to jump upto a new peak of 3,147.35.

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