Mumbai: Snapping its four-day long losing streak, the BSE benchmark Sensex on Friday recovered by over 139 points in morning trade on emergence of buying by funds, tracking a firming trend in the Asian region.
    
The 30-share index, which had lost 612 points in the previous four sessions, rose by 139.39 points, or 0.71 percent, to 19,813.72, with all the sectoral indices, led by metals and realty, trading in the positive zone with gains of up to 1.56 percent.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty regained psychological 6,000 points mark by rising 43.65 points, or 0.73 percent, to 6,010.70. Brokers said emergence of buying by funds after four sessions of losses, driven by a firming trend on the Asian bourses largely in line with late recovery in US stocks in on Thursday's trade, helped trading sentiments to improve.
    
Stocks of Tata Steel rose over 5.38 percent to Rs 315.60 even as it posted higher-than-expected net loss for the quarter ended March, 2013.
       
Meanwhile, in Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose by 0.35 percent, while Japan's Nikkei recovered by 2.65 percent in early trade after falling over 7 percent the previous session.
    
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended a shade lower in on Thursday's trade.

(Agencies)

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