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Sensex Surges 328 Points; Scales Past The 26,000 Points Mark


The Sensex closed above the 26,000 points mark, led by sharp gains in IT Stocks and a rebound in metal names.


The Sensex ended the day with gains of 328 points, while the Nifty jumped 107 points in trade. Leading the set of gainers was Hindalco, which rallied 5% after the company said that Metals X Ltd conditionally intends to increase its offer for subsidiary Aditya Birla Minerals Ltd.

Sensex Surges 328 Points; Scales Past The 26,000 Points Mark
Maruti surged after its results beat market expectations. Vedanta and Tata Steel were the other stocks that gained ground in trade today.

Godfrey Philips was the biggest loser in trade today after reports that the government was looking to ban FDI in the tobacco sector. The stock ended 17 per cent lower in trade.

ICICI Bank and Hero Motor Corp were the only stocks from the Nifty that remained very subdued.

ITC, which had shed as much as 1 per cent in early trade after the likely tobacco ban reports gained ground and ended the day higher.

Midcap stocks had a great day in trade with shares of IDFC and Canara Bank among the big gainers from the space. However, shares in Just dial lost 2 per cent in trade.


Meanwhile, markets across Asia ended the day mixed ahead of the US Fed Policy statement.

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