Markets Continue Winning streak: Sensex Up 142 Points

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The Sensex and the Nifty ended the day higher after the volatile trade. The Sensex ended higher by 142 points, while the Nifty ended the day up by 26 points.

Markets Continue Winning streak: Sensex Up 142 Points
Indices
Sensex26,230.66Sensex Quote-329.26 [1.24%]
Nifty8,086.80Nifty Quote-106.10 [1.30%]
Leading the set of losers from the Nifty were banking stocks like State Bank of India, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank. PSU banking stocks came in for a good round of selling pressure with Punjab National Bank, Syndicate Bank and Bank of Baroda seeing deep cuts.

Jindal Steel and Power was the top gainer in trade after coal block allocations. The stock at one stage had surged as much as 22 per cent in trade.

Infosys and Mahindra and Mahindra were the other gainers in trade today. Infosys gained after the company bagged a multi-year service contract from ABN Amro.

Shares in Suzlon which had rallied a huge 35 per cent in two trading sessions after Dilip Sanghvi picked a stake in the company lost ground and ended the day sharply lower.

Shares in Zen Tech rallied after the company signed an MOU with Rockwell Collins. The shares ended the day higher by almost 10 per cent in trade.

Meanwhile, markets across Asia rallied on strong closings with the Japanese Nikkei closing at a 15 year high. European markets were a tad weak in trade as oil fell and worries over the Greece debt.

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Story first published: Thursday, February 19, 2015, 14:46 [IST]
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