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Sensex ends 120 points higher led by energy shares

By Tulemino Antao
Last updated on: May 17, 2016 17:03 IST
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Gains were led by energy shares tracking a rally in global crude oil prices.

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Benchmark share indices ended higher on Tuesday, amid firm overseas cues, led by energy shares tracking a rally in global crude oil prices.

The S&P BSE Sensex gained 120 points to close at 25,774 and the Nifty50 rose 30 points to settle at 7,891.

In the broader market, the BSE Midcap and Smallcap ended up 0.1%-0.2% each. Market breadth ended neutral with 1305 gainers and 1302 losers on the BSE.

"Rebound in global crude oil prices has led to a risk-on trade in global equities," said Mayuresh Joshi, Fund Manager, Angel Broking.

Foreign portfolio investors were net sellers in equities worth Rs 80 crore on Monday as per provisional data released by the stock exchanges. 

Global crude oil futures edged higher with Brent crude trading near $49 a barrel while Nymex was trading near $48 a barrel.

Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday allowed foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) to invest in unlisted bonds of a public company and securitised debt instruments. 

Investment by Indian firms in their foreign ventures fell by almost 84 per cent to $4.11 billion in April 2016, according to RBI data.

Stocks

Oil explorers, ONGC, Cairn India and Oil India ended up 2.3%-3.8% each tracking gains in crude prices.

Financials shares rebounded from lower levels after the recent correction. Axis Bank, HDFC and ICICI Bank ended up 1%-3.2% each.

IT majors TCS was also among the contributors to the gains rising nearly 1% along with Asian Paints, M&M and Maruti Suzuki among others. 

ITC ended 0.4% higher. The FMCG major announced that the scheme of amalgamation of BFIL Finance with Russell Credit became effective from May 16.

BFIL Finance is a wholly owned subsidiary of Russell Credit, which in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of ITC.

Sensex graphCoal India and NTPC are in focus on plans to form a joint venture company to take up the revival of fertiliser plants of Fertiliser Corporation of India at select locations. NTPC eased 2.4% while Coal India ended up 0.4%.

BHEL ended down 0.3%. The engineering major said it has bagged a Rs 1,600 crore order from a joint-venture company of NTPC and SAIL to set up a coal-based thermal power project in Odisha.

Shares of public sector oil marketing companies (PSU OMCs) ended mixed after increasing prices of petrol by 83 paise per litre and dieael rates by Rs 1.26 per litre. BPCL and HPCL ended up 0.6%-2.7% each while IOC ended with marginal losses. 

Among others, Indiabulls Real Estate ended nearly 4% higher ever since foreign investors bought stake in the company via open market.

Advani Hotels & Resorts ended locked in 20% upper circuit at Rs 57.65 on the Bombay Stock Exchange after the company reported strong earnings for the quarter ended March 2016.

Motherson Sumi Systems gained over 8% after the company reported better than expected 22% year on year (YoY) jump in its consolidated net profit at Rs 414 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2016 (Q4FY16).

Piramal Enterprises gained over 5% after the company reported a robust 89% year on year rise in its consolidated net profit at Rs 180 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2016 (Q4FY16).

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