Financial markets have seen moderate buying interest to open the week on Monday. Stocks from Oil & Gas, Auto and Banking sectors have shown strength in today’s trade.
Nifty and Sensex gain 0.5% each
The NSE Nifty index has touched the crucial 8300 mark again in today’s trade. The index is currently at 8,317.30 up by 54.95 point or +0.67%.
The BSE Sensex has also shown strength. The index has moved up by 183 points to trade at 27,507.54 with +0.67% gains.
Oil & Gas stocks are gainers
The S&P Oil and Gas index has moved up to 9478.80, up by 157.94 points today. BPCL is among the top gainer with the stock trading at 785.70 seeing 2.43% gains. Cairn India has gained nearly 1.9% at 203.80. GAIL has gained 1.6%, while Hindustan Petroleum (HINDPETRO) has gained 3.9% in today’s trade.
Asian Paints and other stocks also see gains
Asian Paints has seen a gain of 2.9% to trade at 813. Other stocks that have seen gains in today’s trade are : Lupin – up by 2%, Ultratech Cement – up by 1.9%, Hindalco, ONGC, Zee entertainment and Yes Bank – all seeing 1.5% gains each.