Sensex reclaims 30,000-level, zooms 134 points in early trade

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Mumbai: BSE benchmark Sensex recouped over 134 points to trade above the 30,000-mark in early trade on Tuesday on the back of widespread gains triggered by encouraging corporate earnings.

The 30-share index rose by 134.33 points, or 0.44%, to 30,052.73. The gauge had lost 214.95 points in the previous two sessions.

All the sectoral indices led by consumer durables, PSU, metal, auto, bank and IT were trading in the positive zone, rising by up to 0.96%.

The Nifty also advanced 37.75 points, or 0.40%, to 9,341.85.

Brokers said sentiment was influenced by the emergence of buying by participants driven by encouraging earnings and strong auto sales data in April month amid a mixed trend at other Asian bourses.

Prominent gainers were Maruti Suzuki, Hero MotoCorp, ONGC, Bajaj Auto, HDFC Ltd, Asian Paint, TCS, Tata Steel, SBI, Axis Bank, Adani Ports, ITC Ltd, ICICI Bank, Infosys and Wipro.

Among Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei was up 0.70% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.27% in early trade today. Shanghai Composite Index, however, fell 0.32%.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.13% lower in yesterday’s trade.

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