Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex on Monday regained 20,000 level after being at mid-session for six weeks on emergence of value buying by funds amid firming Asian trend. After a lower start at 19,883.19, the Sensex rose by 113.97 points, or 0.57 percent to 20,072.44 and this is for the first time, the index has crossed 20,000 mark, since closing at 20,215.40 on May 30.
The National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose by 22 points, or 0.37 percent, to 6,031. Brokers said that funds indulged in buying fundamentally strong stock available at existing attractive levels besides a firming trend in the Asian region.
They said that the sentiment also bolstered after IT major Infosys kickstarted the quarter earning season with gains. The two most-heavy firms with their 15 percent weightage on the Sensex - Reliance Industries rose by 0.44 percent to Rs 893.50 and ITC by 0.56 percent to Rs 351.75.
Other firms on the higher side were, Bharti Airtel, Dr Reddy's Lab, Hindustan Unilver, Mahindra and Mahindra, Jindal Steel, Sterlite Industries, Tata Consultancy and Wipro.


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