Mumbai, Dec 30: With support from capital goods, technology, metal, auto, FMCG and select healthcare companies' shares, Nifty closed above 6100-mark for the first time since Nov 15.
The 30-share BSE Sensex settled at 20,389.07, with gain of 133.04 points or 0.66 percent and the 50-share NSE Nifty rose 41.50 points or 0.68 percent to close at 6101.85. The Nifty Jan 2011 futures ended at 25 points premium.
Suzlon Energy, NTPC, Tata Motors, Hero Honda, who among the top gainers, were at 5.51 percent, 2.20 percent, 2.06 percent, 1.91 percent up respectively.
BPCL, HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra, ONGC, who among the top losers, were at 1.48 percent, 0.96 percent, 0.88 percent, 0.67 percent down respectively.
Sensex hovers around 20K, ICICI, HDFC up
At 12:20 pm, 30-share BSE Sensex was trading at 20,300, with gain of 44 points and the 50-share NSE Nifty went up just 6 points to 6,066.
Reliance Industries, NTPC, Tata Power, SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC, Sterlite, Tata Steel and Hindalco along with technology, auto, capital goods and FMCG companies' shares were quiet supportive to markets.
Cement, Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) and telecom companies' shares along with ONGC, SAIL, HDFC Bank, Ranbaxy, JSPL, DLF and Cipla, however, were on sellers' radar.
Nifty above 6050 level
The Nifty was at 6050 level and Sensex was at 20300 mark. The frontliners were, Sun Pharma, HCL Tech, HDFC Bank, Tata Steel, ACC, Sterlite Industries, SAIL, Hindalco, Bharti, Reliance Communications, Maruti, Siemens, BHEL, ABB and L&T were on buyers' radar.
At 10:30 pm, the Sensex was trading at 20322.13 up 66.10 points and the Nifty was at 6075.40 up 15.05 points.