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Sensex ends at 18,817.38, 1-month-high

Posted on Nov 06, 07:48PM | UNI

The 30 scrip Index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended firm today at 18,817.38, rising by 54.51 points,a nearly one-month-high, on gains in Realty, Health Care and Banking stocks amid weak trend in Asian Markets.

The Nifty of National Stock Exchange (NSE) moved up by 20.20 points to 5724.40.

The Sensex moved up by 27 points in the opening session. The index advaned by 66.20 points at the day's high of 18,828.43 during the day.

Finally, it closed higher at 18,817.38, gaining by 54.51 points from its last close.

It registered at 18,726.94, the day's low.

The Nifty recorded the day's high and low at 5730.80 and 5693.65 points respectively.

Barring Auto, Capital Goods and IT all other stocks pushed the sensex up. Realty was the major gainer, shot up by more than two per cent.

Index heavyweight Reliance Industries (RIL) reversed intraday losses in late trade. ITC rose in volatile trade. Bank stocks also moved higher. Hindalco Industries cut intraday losses after announcing Q2 results.

Pharma major Cipla surged after strong Q2 results, even Britannia Industries rose on good Q2 results.

European stocks rose ahead of the presidential election in the United States, the world's biggest economy, which takes places today.

On BSE, 1,553 shares advanced and 1,347 shares declined. A total of 140 shares were unchanged.

From the 30-share Sensex pack, 18 stocks gained while the rest of them fell.

Asian stocks were mostly lower today as investors remained cautious ahead of the start of voting in the US presidential election later in the global day.

Key benchmark indices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and China were down by 0.28 pc to 0.41 pc.