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Sensex jumps 375 points on first day of October series
Published on 1 Oct. 2010 11:04 PM IST
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A benchmark index of Indian equities Friday rallied 375 points on the first day of the October futures series with buying activity evenly spread across scrips of all sizes.
Realty, metal, consumer durable and IT stocks saw bulk of the buying. All 13 sectorals on the the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) were in the green.The BSE’s 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) which opened at 20,094.1 points, closed at 20,445.04 points, up 375.92 points or 1.87%, from its previous close at 20,069.12 points.
At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the 50-share S&P CNX Nifty ended at 6,143.4 points, up 1.88%. Broader markets also ended with gains. The BSE midcap closed 1.6% higher and the smallcap index 1.54 % up. The market breadth was positive with 1,993 scrips advancing, compared to 984 stocks declining and 122 remaining unchanged.
The major gainers on the Sensex were HDFC, up 5.13% at Rs.175.35; BHEL, up 4.29% at Rs.2,590.10; TCS, up 4.08% at Rs.960.20 and Hindalco Industries, up 3.81% at Rs. 204.25.
There were only two losers: Hero Honda, down 0.43% at Rs.1,8423.85 and Bharti Airtel, down 0.2% at Rs. 365.15. Major markets in Asia were closed on account of holidays. The Japan’s Nikkei moved up 0.37% to close at 9,404.23 points.

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