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Sensex climbs 122 pts in early trade
Posted on 17th May 2018
Mumbai, May 17 () Snapping a two-day falling streak, benchmark stock indices opened on a positive note today after BJP's B S Yeddyurappa was sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka.

Unabated buying by domestic institutional investors set the tone, brokers said.

BJP legislature party leader B S Yeddyurappa was today sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka for the second time, after an overnight high-voltage legal battle in the Supreme Court.

The 30-share Sensex bounced 122.13 points, or 0.34 per cent, to 35,510.01. It had lost 168.83 points in the previous two sessions.

All the sectoral indices, led by consumer durables, realty, metal, power and banking, were in the green.

The NSE Nifty also jumped 36.15 points, or 0.33 per cent, to 10,777.25.

Major movers in the Sensex kitty included Coal India, Power Grid, Wipro, SBI, Kotak Bank, Sun Pharma, ICICI Bank, TCS, Infosys, M&M, L&T and Maruti Suzuki, rising up to 1.79 per cent.

Tata Steel, however, fell 0.83 per cent despite the company yesterday reporting a consolidated net profit of Rs 14,688.02 crore for the fourth quarter ended March, 2018.

Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 229.06 crore, while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 699.22 crore yesterday, as per provisional data.

In the rest of Asia, Japan's Nikkei rose 0.44 per cent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng inched up 0.01 per cent, while Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.35 per cent in early deals.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.25 per cent higher yesterday as retailers results and solid economic data boosted confidence in the American economy.

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Posted on 26th May 2018
Mumbai: Shares of Tata Consultancy Services on Friday attained a milestone when its market valuation briefly crossed the Rs 7-lakh crore mark. The country's largest IT services company becomes the first listed firm to achieve this level.

During intra-day trades, the market valuation of TCS rose to Rs 7,03,309 crore. This came after its share hit a new 52-week high of Rs 3,674.


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Posted on 26th May 2018
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