Markets end in green, Asian cues push Sensex, Nifty higher

BSE’s 30-share Sensex closed 0.26% or 89.62 points higher at 34,395.06 points while National Stock Exchange’s 50-share Nifty climbed 0.19% or 20.35 points higher to close at 10,548.70 points

The Nifty fell 84.5 points in the intra-day trade from its days high of 10,594.20 amidst heavy selling in bank and auto sector stocks.

The Sensex is trading at 34,434.73 points up by 39.67 points or 0.12 per cent from its Tuesday's close at 34,395.06 points.

Participants were eager to take money off the table after the recent rally - the markets' longest winning streak in over three years - even as the wider sentiment remains positive, underpinned by upbeat macro cues and forecast of a normal monsoon, brokers said. It had gained 420.30 points, or 4.15 per cent in the past nine sessions.

On the other hand, the broader 51-scrip Nifty at National Stock Exchange (NSE) opened at 10,578.90 points after closing at 10,548.70 points.

Globally, Japan's Nikkei moved up 1.29 percent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.27 percent in early trade today.

Major gainers were ONGC, ITC, Adani Port, Tata steel, IndusInd Bank, Asian Paints, Dr Reddy, L&T, Yes Bank, TCS, HDFC and Reliance rising up to 1.71 percent. Hindalco, SAIL, JSW Steel, Jindal Steel, Hindustan Zinc, Tata Steel and NMDC closed with gains of up to 9 per cent.

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The Indian rupee weakened for a fourth consecutive session to hit a fresh seven-month low against the U.S. dollar after global crude oil prices surged. China's Shanghai Composite index was trading in green, up by 0.78 per cent.

However, stocks of oil marketing companies such as HPCL, BPCL and International Olympic Committee faced selling pressure in view of rising global oil prices.

TCS stock is up 0.50% ahead of Q4 results later in the day.

The Dow ended down 0.16%, while the S&P 500 gained 0.08 percent and the Nasdaq 0.19%.

Meanwhile, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 951.39 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought equities to the tune of Rs 723.81 crore yesterday, as per provisional data.

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