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Sensex gains 1,000 pts in 5 days close of 12,347

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, May 4: The Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex) made over 1,000 points gain in the last five trading sessions with 36.91 points gain today to a new all time high close of 12,347.6 points.

The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) rose 1,003 points since last Friday, when it dipped to a low of 11,344 points and it closed at 12,347 points today.

Index heavyweight Reliance Industries was up by 4.29 per cent to Rs 1,079 with a gain of Rs 44.40 per share, earlier Reliance touched a new intra-day high of Rs 1,122.

The crude oil prices today hovered around USD 71.88 per barrelin the New York Mercantile Exchange(NYMEX), considerably lower than USD 74 to 75 per barrel price quoted yesterday, providing considerable support to the bull market.

Also Finance Minister P Chidambaram's statment that India was less vulnerable to global economy slowing down as the demand was domestic driven, boosted the investors' sentiment.

Earlier today, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensex opened higher at 12,343, as compared to the last close of 12,310 points, and soon crossed the 12,400 mark. It later touched a new all-time high of 12,482.91 points.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) S&P CNX Nifty index closed 14.15 points up at 3,648.40 points. Nifty touched a high of 3,674.80 points in the intra-day trading.

Other top gainers on the Sensex were -Tata Power, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank,Infosys, Tata Motors, Cipla, Tata Consultancy Service, Wipro, and ITC.

The other top gainers on the Sensex were Tata Power up by 3.01 per cent to Rs 575.20; HDFC Bank was up by 2.23 per cent to Rs 880.85; ICICI Bank too went up by 1.80 per cent to Rs 660.30; Software giants too aided Sensex's gains, Infosys was up by 0.93 per cent to Rs 3,206.85; TCS was up by 0.29 per cent to Rs 2,034.10 and Wipro was up by 0.23 per cent to Rs 540.30.

Other gainers were Tata Motors up by 0.86 per cent to Rs 968.55; Cipla was up by 0.84 per cent to Rs 268.65 and index major ITC was up by 0.22 per cent to Rs 209.30.

Among the non Sensex stocks Adani Exports was again up by 20 per cent for the third consecutive day to Rs 105.45, rising by Rs 17.55; Kotak Mahindra Bank too was up by 17.23 per cent to Rs 368.75 and Punj Llyod gained 8.05 per cent to Rs 1,167.70 with a gain of Rs 87.

The top losers on the Sensex were Gujarat Ambuja Cements down by 5.68 per cent to Rs 118.50; Hindalco was down by 2.56 per cent to Rs 224.95; NTPC was down by 1.89 per cent to Rs 132.35; Larsen&Toubro was down by 1.79 per cent to Rs 2,635.45; Tata Steel too lost by 1.38 per cent to Rs 655.35; Bajaj Auto was down by 1.21 per cent to Rs 3,089.80; Maruti was too down by 1.09 per cent to Rs 952.95; Hero Honda was down 1.06 per cent to Rs 836.20; ACC was down by 1.01 per cent to Rs 974.95 and Grasim Industries was down by 0.94 per cent to Rs 2,409.40.

Sectorwise oil&gas companies made good gains with the BSE Oil&Gas index up by 2.70 per cent on the back of good gains in Reliance Industries, HPCL, BPCL.

Banks were the other sector to rise by 1.59 per cent on the BSE Bankex index.

The market breadth in the broader market was positive with 1,329 scrips advancing as against 1,224 declining out of 2,616 scrips traded.


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