Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sensex closes above 9000 led by Sterlite, Reliance

MUMBAI: Benchmarks pulled back sharply on Tuesday to close higher as investors bought heavily in frontline stocks like Sterlite Industries, Reliance
Infrastructure and Reliance Industries. Bombay Stock Exchange’s Sensex ended at 9007.26, up 332.91 points or 3.84 per cent. The index touched an intra-day high of 9021.97 and low of 8789.06.
National Stock Exchange’s Nifty closed at 2770.50, up 2771.05, up 92.50 points or 3.45 per cent. The broader index hit a high of 2777.30 and low of 2685.25 in trade so far. BSE Midcap Index was up 0.68 per cent and BSE Smallcap Index edged 0.36 per cent higher. Sterlite Industries (11.90%), Reliance Infrastructure (11.22%), Ranbaxy Laboratories (7.73%), Reliance Communications (7.31%) and Reliance Industries (7.01%) were the top Sensex gainers. ONGC (-3.53%) and Larsen & Toubro (-0.60%) were the major Sensex losers.

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