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Expectations of Healthy Q4 Results Buoy Markets, Sensex up 189.61 Points

Expectations of healthy quarterly results, along with better-than-expected macro-economic data buoyed the markets.

Published: 18th April 2016 04:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th April 2016 04:26 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

MUMBAI: Expectations of healthy quarterly results, along with better-than-expected macro-economic data and forecast of above-average monsoon rains, buoyed the Indian equity markets on Monday.

Consequently, the key indices of the Indian equity markets provisionally ended the day's trade in the green.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended higher by 64.25 points or 0.82 percent, to 7,914.70 points.

The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 25,833.16 points, provisionally closed at 25,816.36 points (at 3.30 p.m.) -- up 189.61 points or 0.74 percent from the previous close at 25,626.75 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 25,870.03 points and a low of 25,634.12 points during the intra-day trade.

The BSE market breadth was tilted in favour of bulls -- with 1,442 advances and 1,179 declines.

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