Sensex ends in the green

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 10:09 hrs

A firm trend in Asian markets and slightly easing worries on the political front lifted stock prices on the Indian bourses

The market opened on a firm note, and, shrugging off a setback, moved higher and ended on the positive side on Thursday.

The Sensex ended at 18,508.53 (provisional) with a gain of 48.15 points or 0.26%.

The Nifty closed at 5625.35, up 10.55 points or 0.19%.

Capital goods, IT, bank, pharma and FMCG stocks edged higher.

Metal and realty stocks ended on a mixed note.

Power, automobile and oil stocks were mostly subdued.

Midcap and smallcap stocks had a fairly good outing.

The market breadth was slightly positive.

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