Sensex Soars Over 600 Points; Nifty Closes Above 10400


The Nifty also gained close to 200 points to close above 10,400.

Sensex today: The benchmark indices started week on a positive note, with Nifty reclaiming its crucial 10,300 level, tracking a relief rally in Asian markets after the latest U.S. jobs report managed to impress with its strength while also easing fears of inflation and faster rate hikes, a neat feat that whetted risk appetites globally.

However, later it gave up some of the gains but still ended up by 610.55 points, or 1.83 per cent, at one-week high of 33,917.94.

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Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were ITC (2.81%), Tata Steel (1.49%), Tata Consultancy Services (1.40%), Wipro (1.33%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.30%), and Infosys (1.28%).

Equity markets on Monday turned encouragingly buoyant as Sensex posted its biggest gain in intra-day trade since March 2016.

Asian markets too were trading in the green on strong cues from Wall Street after a better-than-expected United States jobs report on Friday. It touched a high of 10,433.65 points in day trade.

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Nifty and Sensex closed down by almost 16 and 44 points at 10,227 and 33,307, respectively, from the previous close.

In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 1.68 percent and Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.75 percent, while Japan Nikkei edged higher by 1.72 percent in early trade.

However, analysts said that Indian markets will focus on key macro data expected to be released this week. The Nifty Midcap index was up 1 percent despite balanced market breadth.

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Among other sectoral indices, oil & gas, FMCG, Power, Bankex, Infrastructure, Teck, Auto, IT, Capital Goods, PSU, Healthcare, Consumer Durables and Realty rose up to 2.13 per cent.