Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex on Thursday rose over 170 points in morning trade after two sessions of losses on emergence of buying by funds in healthcare, power, capital goods, IT banking and metal stocks amid a mixed Asian trend.
   
The 30-share barometer rose by 170.25 points, or 0.89 percent, to 19,348.01 points. The index had lost almost 400 points in the previous two sessions.
   
Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 44.20 points, or 0.77 percent, to 5,815.10.
   
Brokers said fresh buying by funds in select stocks and covering-up of short positions by speculators, amid a mixed trend in the Asian region following overnight gains on the US market, mainly influenced the trading sentiment.
   
Meanwhile, Japan's Nikkei was down by 0.12 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang seng index was up 0.71 percent in early trade on Thursday. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.38 percent in Wednesday's volatile trade.

(Agencies)

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Sensex up 170 points in morning trade

Sensex up 170 points in morning trade after two sessions of losses    

Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex on Thursday rose over 170 points in morning trade after two sessions of losses on emergence of buying by funds in healthcare, power, capital goods, IT banking and metal stocks amid a mixed Asian trend.

           

The 30-share barometer rose by 170.25 points, or 0.89 percent, to 19,348.01 points. The index had lost almost 400 points in the previous two sessions.

           

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 44.20 points, or 0.77 percent, to 5,815.10.

           

Brokers said fresh buying by funds in select stocks and covering-up of short positions by speculators, amid a mixed trend in the Asian region following overnight gains on the US market, mainly influenced the trading sentiment.

           

Meanwhile, Japan's Nikkei was down by 0.12 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang seng index was up 0.71 percent in early trade on Thursday. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.38 percent in Wednesday's volatile trade.

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