MARKET LIVE: Sensex holds gains, up 500 pts; broader indices underperform – Business Standard

The Indian were trading firm on Thursday, up over 1 per cent, with major contribution from IT stocks.

The S&P BSE Sensex was up 500 points to 40,380 levels and the Nifty50 index conquered the 11,850-mark. gained 4 per cent after exceeding analysts’ expectations on all fronts in its September quarter earnings. was also up 4 per cent after announcing that it will consider share buyback programme. Besides, Infosys and Tech Mahindra also gained 3 per cent and 2 per cent each, respectively.

All the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the green, led by Nifty IT index, up 4 per cent.

In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap index were both trading half a per cent higher.


Results today

On the results front, a total of seven companies including 5paisa Capital, GM Breweries, and Prabhat Dairy are scheduled to announce their September quarter earnings today.


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