Sensex trades 300 points higher; Nifty above 10300-level

Sensex up over 250 points Nifty above 10,300-mark

The BSE benchmark Sensex today posted its biggest intra-day gain in almost 12 months by surging over 470 points to 33,790.19 tracking a relief rally in global markets after better-than-expected USA jobs report. Led by the robust surge in stocks, the total market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies went up by Rs 1783.9 billion to Rs 144520.09 billion.

The benchmark Sensex has fallen close to 2,600 points, or 7.24 per cent, to 33,307.14 since February 1 this year due to global and domestic cues. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 95.60 points or 0.93% at 10,322.45 with 36 components gaining.

The gainers were ITC by 2.66 pc to Rs 266.30, Wipro by 2.09 pc to Rs 291.15, Infosys by 2.07 pc to Rs 1187.45 and Bharti Airtl by 1.60 pc to Rs 408.40.

Indian benchmark equity indices clocked significant gains on Monday as an overall rally in the global markets on the back of strong data from the US lifted sentiments. After opening on a strong footing, the Sensex advanced to hit a high of 33,962.48 on the back of fresh buying by domestic funds and retail investors. "However, mid and small cap witnessed reluctance due to high valuation".

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Asian markets too were trading in the green on strong cues from Wall Street after a better-than-expected USA jobs report on Friday.

While the strong growth in US jobs data indicated strong recovery in US economy, the moderation in average hourly wage gains eased concern regarding higher inflation and aggressive hike in interest rate by the US Federal Reserve in 2018.

Non-farm payroll data released in the United States last Friday showed a strong growth of 313,000 jobs. The index had lost 44.43 points in the previous session on Friday. "Participants will react to macro-economic data - IIP and CPI inflation - in early trade on Tuesday".

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