Sensex ends in the green

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 09, 2012 10:12 hrs

Despite some profit taking after a bright start, the market ended the session on a firm note today.

Bargain hunting, strong cues from Asian markets buoyed up the market early on in the session.

The Sensex ended at 18,777.52 (provisional) with a gain of 68.54 points or 0.37%.

The Nifty closed at 5702.10, up 26.10 points or 0.46%.

Consumer durables, healthcare, FMCG and capital goods stocks moved higher.

IT stocks had a fairly good outing.

Bank, realty and metal stocks ended on a mixed note.

Automobile, power and oil stocks were mostly subdued.

Midcap and smallcap stocks had a mixed outing.

The market breadth was marginally positive.

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