Sensex up by 159 pts

Mumbai: The BSE Sensex on Wednesday advanced by 159 pts at 40,420.22 in opening session following gains in FMCG, Health Care, Industrials and IT stocks.

The Nifty of National Stock Exchange too rose by 44.25 pts to 11,857.75.

The Sensex registered intra days high and low at 40,660.22 and 40,107.96 p s respectively.

The Nifty registered intra days high and low at 11,920.70 and 11,777.70


The Mid Cap was up by 0.17 pc and Small Cap by 0.23 pc.

In 30 scrips, 17 advanced, 19 declined and one remained unchanged.

The gainers were Sun Pharma by 5.55 pc to Rs 512, Infosys by 3.49 pc to Rs 1099, Indusind Bank by 2.88 pc to Rs 665.40 Asian Paints by 2.68 pc to Rs 2212.60 and Nestle India by 2.41 pc to Rs 17,199.95.

The losers were Axis Bank by 2.96 pc to Rs 518.35, ICICI Bank by 2.49 pc to Rs 433.20, Powergrid by 1.56 pc to Rs 177.25 and Bharti Airtel by 1.43 pc to Rs 448.05.

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