Sensex ends 96 points higher on gains in IT, metal stocks

Sensex today ITC Bharti Airtel top gainers Sensex gains 70 points

The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 34,443.42 points, closed at 34,331.68 points - down 63.38 points or 0.18 per cent from its previous session's close.

The Sensex touched a high of 34,434.14 points and a low of 34,229.83 points during the intra-day trade.

The Nifty was trading at 10,565.40 points in the morning.

Gainers that supported the up move were Tata Steel, ONGC, Adani Ports, Dr. Reddy's, ITC, Yes Bank, Asian Paints, L&T, and Reliance Industries rising up to 2.15 percent.

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On the global front, Asian stocks closed higher amid improved investor sentiment after USA stocks notched gains in the last session, with Hang Seng rising 1.4 percent and Shanghai Composite up 0.85 percent.

Brokers said buying by investors coupled with a firm trend in other Asian markets influenced sentiment here.

Indian shares ended modestly higher on Thursday as a surge in commodity prices helped lift mining stocks and investors remained optimistic about the ongoing earnings season. Shanghai Composite Index was up 0.86 percent. Hindalco, Nalco, Tata Steel, Hindustan Copper and Vedanta rallied 3-12 percent.

TCS stock is up 0.50% ahead of Q4 results later in the day.

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MindTree gained 3.26 percent to Rs 894.50 and ACC rose 1.83 percent to Rs 1602. HPCL fell 3.78 per cent, BPCL 3.54 per cent, and International Olympic Committee shed 2.15 per cent.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.87 percent higher in yesterday.

The surge came on a Reuters report that OPEC's new price hawk Saudi Arabia would be happy for crude to rise to $80 or even $100, a sign Riyadh will seek no changes to a supply-cutting deal even though the agreement's original target is within sight.

Meanwhile, on a net basis, DIIs bought shares worth Rs 723.81 crore, while foreign funds sold shares to the tune of Rs 951.39 crore yesterday, provisional data showed.

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