Business & Economy

BSE Sensex rises by 29.55 pts in opening session

United News of India

Mumbai, September 21, 2011

The 30-scrip index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) rose further today by 29.55 points to 17,128.83 in the opening session on renewed demand from investors.

The Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) increased marginally by 13.55 points to 5,153.75.

The Sensex maintained its positive trend for the second straight day today on the strength of Capital Goods, PSU, Bankex, Power, Health Care, Metal and Technololgy stocks while Oil and Gas, Auto and FMCG were seen weak.

Among the scrips, buying was witnessed in Coal India, Wipro, ICICI Bank, Jindal Steel and L& T.

Hero MotoCompany, Reliance, Maruti Suzuki and TCS slipped in the opening trade.

The gainers were Coal India by 2.27 per cent to Rs 386.85, Wipro by 1.51 per cent to Rs 356.20, ICICI Bank by 1.39 per cent to Rs 894.70, Jindal Steel by 1.12 per cent to Rs 561.50, BHEL by 1.10 per cent to Rs 1661.95, L & T by 1.09 per cent to Rs 1581.25 and Cipla by 0.80 per cent to Rs 204.60.

Among the losers were HeroMoto Company by 2.14 per cent to Rs 2158.60, Reliance by 1.43 per cent to Rs 839.30, Hindalco Industries by 1.40 per cent to Rs 148.10, Maruti Suzuki by 1.38 per cent to Rs 1138.75, Hind Unilever by 1.32 per cent to Rs 339 and TCS by 0.84 per cent to Rs 1049.