Mumbai: Stock markets on Monday rose, with most equity indices reporting a margin of 1% gain.
On the Bombay Stock exchange, 1,758 stocks advanced while 895 posted a decline. 50 stocks posted their 52 week highs while 100 stocks posted their 52 week lows.
The thirty scrip sensitive Sensex was up by up 382.67 points or 1.04% at 37054.1.
On the Sensex, the top gainers included, Bharti Airtel (up by 8.08%), Power Grid (up by 3.90%), Coal India (up by 3.80%), RIL (up by 2.72%), and Vedanta (2.52%). The losers included TCS (down by 0.41%), HCL Technologies (down by 0.39%), Indusind Bank (down by 0.21%), and Infosys (down by 0.13%).
Stocks of Maruti Suzuki India, quoted a price of Rs 7090, up by Rs 117.55 or 1.69% in the trading session, the maximum points recorded. Nearly 37,000 shares of the stock exchanged hands on Monday.
Yes Bank (Volume of 18.14 lakh shares, last quoted price of Rs. 236.30, up by 1.68%), SBI (Volume of 17.43 lakh shares, last quoted price of Rs. 286.80, up by 1.97%), and Tata Motors (Volume of 10.68 lakh shares, last quoted price of Rs. 182.15, up by 0.28%) were the top three most traded stocks on the BSE Sensex.
Sectoral Indices on BSE:
Sectoral induces such as Energy (up by 2.92%), Oil & Gas (up by 2.85%), Metal (up by 2.5%), Automotive (up by 2.24%) and Power (up by 2.04%) were among the gaining indices. Stocks clubbed in the Information Technology index were down by 0.06% and it was the lone sectoral index in the red on Monday.
Meanwhile, the 50 scrip sensitive NSE Nifty ended the day at 11,168.05 up by 132.65 points or 1.20%.
In Forex markets, the Dollar lost against the Rupee and traded to below Rs 70 levels. At the time of publishing this report, the Dollar was trading in a range of Rs 69.93-70.03. The DXY U.S. Dollar Currency Index was down by 0.07 points at 97.28.
The price of 24 Karat Gold in major metros remained range bound between 33,000-33500 levels. 24 Karat Gold was most expensive in Kolkata at Rs 34042.78 per ten grams. Silver was trading at a price of Rs 41,100 per kilo.
In international spot markets, Gold was trading at $1295 per ounce, Palladium at $1518 per ounce, Platinum at $813 per ounce while Silver quoted a price of $15.31 per ounce.