Sensex rises 63 points; consumer durable, realty stocks up

July 3rd, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Helped by firm Asian cues, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets was Tuesday trading 63 points higher in the afternoon trade, led by robust buying in consumer durable, realty and banking stocks.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,457.95 points, was trading at 17,462.20 points around 12.30 p.m., up 0.36 percent or 63.22 points from its previous close at 17,398.98 points.

The wider 50-scrip S&P; CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange was trading 0.32 percent higher at 5,295.75 points.

The BSE consumer durable index was up 125.75 points, while the realty index and the banking index were 19.68 points and 133.78 up respectively.

Major Sensex gainers were Bharti Airtel, up 3.53 percent at Rs.320.80; Gail India, up 2.13 percent at Rs.362.75; Hindalco Inds, up 1.61 percent at Rs.123.05; ICICI Bank, up 1.57 percent at Rs.907.95; and ONGC, up 1.51 percent at Rs.289.70.

The main losers were TCS, down 1.56 percent at Rs.1,240.50; BHEL, down 1.11 percent at Rs.232.55; Hindustan Unilever, down 1.02 percent at Rs.442.50; Hero MotoCorp, down 0.72 at Rs.2,098.95; and ITC, down 0.64 percent at Rs.248.50.

In the Asian region, the Japan’s Nikkei was up 0.70 percent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 1.12 percent.

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