Sensex reclaims summit 17,000

Nifty crosses 5,000-mark

Even as the market shrugged weak European stocks, the popular Sensex at BSE regained psychological 17000 mark, first time since January 21, 2010, while NSE Nifty over 5050 levels. The Sensex rose 227.45 points or 1.36 per cent to close at 17,000.01 points. The barometer index rose 240.05 points at the day’s high of 17012.61 in late trade and rose 5.73 points at the day’s low of 16,778.29 in early trade.

Nifty rose 71.10 points or 1.42 per cent to settle at  5,088.10 points in the day’s closing. Nifty March 2010 futures were at 5,082, at a discount of 6.10 points over spot closing of 5,088.10.  In effect, Sensex for  last three days has rallied over 750 points.  The data showing a jump in services and manufacturing activity in the month of February and rise in exports for the third consecutive month in January further supported market.  

Market breadth

The market breadth was strong, while all the sectoral indices on BSE were in the green.
 The market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, was strong with 1,938 shares on BSE rose as compared with 890 that declined and a total of 86 shares remained unchanged.

The markets this day reported a total turnover of Rs 87,927.48 crore which included Rs 15,270.58 crore from the NSE cash segment, Rs 67,620.30 crore from the NSE F&O and the balance Rs 5,036.60 crore from the BSE cash segment.

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