Sensex rises 91 points, closes above 26,000 mark

BSE Sensex closes higher by 91.03 points, or 0.35%, to 26,051.81, while the Nifty 50 of NSE closes 31 points, or 0.39%, to 8,033.3


Cadila Healthcare Ltd closed over 5% up on Wednesday. Photo: AP
Cadila Healthcare Ltd closed over 5% up on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Mumbai: Markets ended higher for the second straight day, with the Sensex rising 91 points to close above the 26,000-mark on sustained buying by domestic institutions amid positive global cues. The Sensex opened higher at 26,101.33 and advanced to the day’s high of 26,130.49 on value-buying across the board and continued buying by domestic institutional investors.

But it slipped briefly into the negative terrain on emergence of profit-booking to touch a low of 25,877.16 before bouncing back to close 91.03 points, or 0.35% higher at 26,051.81.

The index has gained 195.64 points in Tuesday’s session on upbeat global cues. The 50-share NSE Nifty ended at 8,033.30, up 31 points, or 0.39%, after moving between 8,055.20 and 7,973.10.

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