Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex on Tuesday rose by over 48 points in early trade, extending gains for the fifth straight session on continued buying by funds and retail investors.
The 30-share BSE index, which has gained nearly 332 points in the past four sessions, gained another 48.09 points, or 0.25 per cent, to 18,810.96 in the early trade with stocks of health care, IT, technology, and FMCG, realty and power companies leading the uptick.
Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange Nifty Index moved up by 11.70 points, or 0.20 per cent, to 5,715.90.
Brokers said sustained buying activity in select stocks having strong fundamentals, mainly bolstered the trading sentiments but a weak trend in the Asian region, and capped the gains on the domestic boures.
In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell by 0.71 per cent and Japan's Nikkei Index was down by 0.44 per cent in the morning trade on Tuesday. The US Dow Jones Industrial
Average closed 0.15 per cent higher on Monday.


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