Sensex opens higher for 6th straight day, shares of coal India rise

Sensex Nifty up Benchmark indices gained in the Wednesday morning trade for the sixth consecutive day with Sensex and Nifty hitting all-new lifetime highs led by domestic institutional investors buying ahead of Q3 earnings by blue chips. BSE Sensex traded up by 18.87 points to 34,462, while the NSE Nifty edged down 1.35 points to close at 10,638.35 in the later morning hours.

Shares of Coal India, ONGC, Bharti Airtel, Sun Pharma, ITC and Reliance Industries were the top gainers among the Sensex stocks.

Shares of Coal India Ltd rose over 1 percent extending Tuesday’s gain after the company hiked non-coking coal prices.

Other stocks which also spiked in the opening trades include ONGC, Sun Pharma, Bharti Airtel, Reliance, Adani Ports whereas Asian Paints, Wipro, Tata Steel, IndusInd Bank and HDFC lost up to 1 percent.

Shares of Infosys Limited rose 0.8 percent after the company said it has signed a pact with the U.S Internal Revenue Services.

Among the sectoral indices of NSE, 6 indices out of 11 were trading in green with Nifty Pharma and Nifty Realty index leading the charge while Nifty Auto and Nifty Bank shed up to 0.3 percent.

Sensex and Nifty peak fresh record high, Idea Cellular gains

stock market trading up Share markets opened marginally higher on Friday on positive economic cues. The BSE Sensex was up 170.16 points or 0.50% at 34,139.80. The NSE Nifty-50 index was up 46.25 points or 0.44% at 10,551.05 in the later morning hours.

Shares Idea Cellular limited rose on the back of fundraising plans that involves raising Rs 3250 crore by selling shares on a preferential basis.

Shares of Maruti Suzuki, Yes Bank, Adani Ports, TCS, Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel gained up to 2.25% and were among the top gainers of Sensex stocks. The heavyweight shares such as TCS, Infosys, Maruti Suzuki, HDFC Bank, ITC, L&T, Yes Bank, HDFC, and contributed the most to the Sensex upsurge.

The Nifty Metal Index rose higher, led by gains in shares of Hindalco Industries and Vedanta, over 1 percent, tracking the overnight rise in global metal prices.

The Indian rupee gained more strength, ending at a fresh 2½ year high against the US dollar on Thursday. The rupee opened down by 5 paise at 63.58, but very swiftly pared the morning losses and added 16 paise to hit a day’s high of 63.37 vs the US dollar.