Sensex up 86 points in opening trade

Sensex up 86 points in opening trade
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Dec 27 2010. 09 18 AM IST
Updated: Mon, Dec 27 2010. 09 18 AM IST
Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex rose by over 86 points in opening trade on Monday, with metal, technology and oil and gas sector stocks leading the gains amid a mixed trend in Asia.
The 30-share index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) rose by 86.34 points to 20,158.00 in opening trade today, extending the 90.78-point gain recorded in the previous session on Friday.
Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange (NSE) Nifty index moved up by 24.25 points to 6,035.85.
Brokers said selective buying in index-related stocks by funds and covering-up of short positions by speculators helped the Sensex’s rise.
Meanwhile, in the Asia region, Japan’s Nikkei index was up 0.81%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 0.30% in early trade today.
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