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Sensex, Nifty hit lifetime high; Infy stock flat ahead of Q3

Sensex, Nifty hit lifetime high; Infy stock flat ahead of Q3

Mumbai: Benchmarks Sensex and Nifty ended at fresh life-time highs on Thursday on optimism surrounding corporate earnings amid mixed global cues.

The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE recovered nearly 250 points from its day's low at 34,342.16 points to close the day's trade at a new high of 34,592.39 points - up 88.90 points or 0.26 per cent - from its previous session's close.

Infosys gained 0.5 per cent ahead of its Q3 earnings. On the NSE, 761 stocks advanced, 1,047 declined while 49 remained unchanged. On the other hand, realty index fell 1.46 per cent, FMCG 0.52 per cent, power 0.47 per cent and healthcare 0.34 per cent.

Zee (+1.6%), Vedanta (+1.5%), ICICI Bank (+1.2%), Maruti (+1.1%) and HDFC (+0.79%) were the top gainers on Nifty50.

For Infosys, the IT major is expected to report a profit for the quarter at Rs 3,609 crore, down 3.14 percent compared to Rs 3,726 crore in previous quarter, according to an average of estimates of analysts polled by CNBC-TV18.

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This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services, said: "The market reversed from intra-day low amid concerns over administration of the apex court which had resulted in a sentimental sell-off".

"Whatever has come in till now, say, IT company results or private sector bank results such as South Indian Bank Ltd and IndusInd Bank Ltd, the numbers are largely in line with expectations".

Overseas, European stocks edged higher amid good earnings.

Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) net sold shares worth Rs 303.94 crore while, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought equities to the tune of Rs 522.90 crore, provisional data showed.


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