Sensex extends gains for second session, opens 156 points up
S&P BSE Sensex extended gains for the second straight session
Mumbai: The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex extended gains for the second straight session, surging over 156 points in early trade today, on sustained buying by funds and retail investors amid a mixed trend at other Asian bourses.
The 30-share barometer, which had gained 137.38 points in the previous session, surged by 156.43 points, or 0.80 per cent, to Rs 19,673.58 with all sectoral indices led by metal and capital goods trading in positive zone.
Similarly, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty, rose by 40.60 points, or 0.70 per cent, to 5.820.65.
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was up 0.79 per cent while Japan’s Nikkei was trading 0.21 per cent lower in early trade today.