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2 March, Sensex trades above 29,100 mark, Nifty at 8,987

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Indian share markets have opened on Thursday on a positive note tracking positive leads from Asian markets. At 10.20 am, the BSE Sensex is trading higher by 130.60 points at 29,115.09 while the NSE Nifty is trading higher by 41.25 points at 8,987.05. The BSE Mid Cap index was up by 0.57% and BSE Small Cap index was up by 0.55%. The broad market depicted strength. About 1,118 shares rose, 454 shares fell and a total of 58 shares were unchanged.

ICICI Bank, Wipro, Bajaj Auto Tata Motors, GAIL, Hindalco and Tata Motors were early gainers while Dr Reddy’s Labs and Coal India were under pressure.
Overseas, Asian stocks were trading higher. U.S equities surged to all-time highs yesterday, with major indices posting their best day of the year, on the back of Trump’s speech to Congress.

Sensex opens flat, Nifty holds above 8,880

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Key benchmark indices on Tuesday opened on flat note with small gains in early trade. At 10:15 am, the S&P BSE Sensex, was up 17.15 points or 0.06% at 28,678.73. The Nifty50 index was currently up 9.15 points or 0.10% at 8,888.35. In the broader markets, the BSE Mid-Cap index was currently up 0.51%. The BSE Small-Cap index was currently up 0.54%. Both these indices outperformed the Sensex.

Infosys is the top Nifty gainer in the morning hours on Tuesday’s trading session. Infosys was trading at Rs 1021.85 share apiece, up by 1.15%. About 863  stocks advanced, 502 stocks  declined and 414 unchanged stocks on NSE in the morning hours.

Asian Paints, ONGC, L&T, SBI and Axis Bank were gainers among others, while HDFC Bank, ITC, Bharti Airtel, Maruti and Cipla were under pressure.

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