Sensex/Nifty (BSE / NSE) Today: India Stock Market Index (Indices)

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Sensex/Nifty (BSE / NSE) Today: India Stock Market Index (Indices)

Sensex surges by 439.22 pts to 17,429.98
Mumbai, Jun 29 (UNI) The 30 scrip Index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended strong today, rising by 439.22 points to 17,429.98 following the new draft guidelines on the general anti-avoidance rules (GAAR) announced late night coupled with firm global cues.

The Sensex registered the day's high and low at 17,448.48 and 17,134.61 points respectively.

The Nifty of National Stock exchange (NSE) advanced by 129.75 points to 5,278.90.

It recorded the day's high and low at 5286.25 and 5189.00 points respectively.

The indices that rose were Capital Goods by 3.65 pc, Power by 3.55 pc, Bankex by 3.49 pc, Metal by 3.44 pc, Realty by 2.47 pc,Consumer Duranel by 2.22 pc, Auto by 2.18 pc, FMCG by 2.12 pc, Health Care by 1.87 pc and PSU by 1.75 pc. Jindal Steel & Power jumped by 8.74 pc to Rs 469.50 and was the top gainer from the Sensex pack.

Private sector, aluminium major Hindalco Industries rose by 3.86 per cent.

Metal stocks edged higher today. Tata Steel was up by 3.48 pc, Hindustan Zinc by 4.03 pc, JSW Steel by 1.20 pc and Sail by 2.32 pc.

Sterlite Industries (India) advanced by 4.96 per cent.

Power equipment maker, Bharat Heavy Electricals moved up by 4.63 pc.

India's largest engineering & construction firm by sales L&T gained by 4.24 per cent as it got a major order valued at Rs 2040 crore from a leading infrastructure developer.

Interest rate sensitive banking stocks rose on fresh buying.

India's second largest private sector bank by net profit HDFC Bank gained 2.74 per cent to Rs 562. The stock hit a record high of Rs 565 in intraday trade today.

ICICI Bank and SBI were up by 3.88 and 2.36 per cent respectively.

Shares of two-wheeler firms were in demand after state-run oil marketing companies (PSU OMCs) announced reduction in petrol prices by Rs 2.46 per litre effective today.

Bajaj Auto rose by 1.13 per cent, Hero MotoCorp (HMCL) advanced by 2.40 per cent. TVS Motor Company gained by 7.21 per cent.

Small-car maker Maruti Suzuki India advanced by 5.05 per cent after PSU OMCs announced reduction in petrol prices by Rs 2.46 per litre effective today.