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Sensex ends at 5-month high, Nifty above 10,900

Small and midcap indices have corrected about 30% 

Mumbai: Rising for the third day, BSE Sensex surged 305 points to recapture the 36,000-level while the NSE Nifty closed well above 10,900 on Tuesday as participants wagered on robust corporate earnings.

Indices raced to over five-month highs on the back of unabated buying by domestic institutional investors and a good set of corporate results so far, brokers said. Barring BSE Healthcare, all other sectoral indices closed with gains, led by energy, realty and telecom counters.

Small and midcap indices have gained the most. Financial services conglomerate HDFC Group saw the market capitalisation of its listed firms cross the Rs 10 lakh crore mark, making it only the second Indian business house after Tatas to achieve this feat. The 30-share Sensex opened strong and hit a high of 36,274.33 before finally ending at 36,239.62, up 304.90 points or 0.85 per cent.

It has now gained 665.07 points in three sessions. The benchmark is just a tad lower from its all-time closing high of 36,283.25 hit on January 29 this year.

 

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