Nifty ends at 11946, Sensex up 329pts, NTPC, YesBank gain

The Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 Indices extended gains in Thursday’s session, led by buying interest in blue-chip stocks like Reliance, HDFC Bank, HDFC, TCS and Infosys.

The BSE benchmark rose 329.92 points to close at 39831.97 after having reached intraday high of 39,867.49 and the NSE Nifty 50 Index settled at 11,945.90 up by 84.80 points.

NTPC was the top gainer in the Nifty50 pack of shares, the stock closed 3.32% to Rs.135.25.  YesBank, BajajFinance, BPCL and BhartiAirtel were also among the gainers. On the other hand, Sun Pharma, Eicher Motors, Zee, Mahindra and Mahindra ONGC were among the losers.

Among sectoral indices, Nifty Auto, FMCG, metal, pharma & realty ended lower, while buying seen in Nifty bank, financial service,  IT, media,  PSU bank and Pvt bank.

Nifty Bank index closed 0.77pc at 31,537.10led by a strong rally in YesBank, SBI, Kotak Bank and ICICI Bank, while Nifty IT index rose 0.83% led by major gains in Infibeam, NIIT Tech and TCS.

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