Markets trading firm at early trade (Lead)

June 26th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) The Indian equities market, which opened with a gain Thursday, were trading firm at early trade. The 30-share benchmark sensitive index of Bombay Stock Exchange opened with a gain of 80.65 points at 14,300.72 points. Ten minutes into the trade, the sensex was trading at 14,353.22 with a gain of 133.05 points or 0.94 percent.

At the same time, the S&P Nifty of National Stock Exchange was trading at 4,276.25 points with a gain of 23.60 points or 0.55 percent compared to its last close.

The market breadth was positive. On BSE, 1,158 shares advanced compared to 309 that declined while 37 remained unchanged.

Jaiprakash Associates, HDFC and Infosys were among the top gainers while Maruti Suzuki, Hind Unit Ltd and NTPC were among the top losers at the initial trade.

Asian markets were trading mixed.

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