Sensex regains 443.19 pts


Mumbai, June 23 (UNI) The BSE Sensex on Thursday smartly recovered 443.19 pts to close at 52,265.72 on the strength of Auto, Technology, IT and Telecom stocks.

The Nifty of National Stock Exchange (NSE) too rose 143.35 pts at 15,556.65.

Sliding more than 700 pts, the Sensex opened at 51,972.75, rising 150 pts. During the session, it rallied 694 pts at 52,516.79, days high, before closing at 52,265.72, gaining 443.19 pts from its previous close.

The sensex registered days high and low at 52,516.79 and 51,632.85 pts respectively.

The Nifty recorded days high and low at 15,628.45 and 15,367.50 respectively.

The sectoral indices like Auto, Technology, IT and Telecom stocks pushed the market up.

In scrips, Maruti Suzuki was a top gainer, up 6.67 pc at 8301 followed by M and M by 4.30 pc to Rs 1027, Asian Paints by 3.24 pc to Rs 2754.80, Bharti Airtel by 2.96 pc to Rs 661.80 and TCS by 2.78 pc to Rs 3311.70.

The losers were Reliance industries by 1.46 pc to Rs 2468.50, Powergrid by 1.19 pc to Rs 208, NTPC by 1.09 pc to Rs 136.15 and Ultracemco by 0.04 pc to Rs 5404.15.

The Mid Cap rose by 1.40 pc and Small Cap by 1.18 pc.

In 30 scrips, 26 advanced while 4 declined.

Asian Market was also up as Australia advanced by 0.14 pc, China by 1.62 pc and Hong Kong by 1.26 pc.