Mumbai, Sep 10 (PTI): .
The Sensex opened higher at 19,448.39 and rallied further to 19,813.92 before quoting at 19,776.33 at 1025 hrs, showing a sharp gain of 506.27 points or 2.63 per cent from its last weekend’s level.
The NSE 50-share Nifty also rose by 166.00 points or 2.92 per cent to 5,846.40 at 1025 hrs.
Major gainers were Tata Motors (6.78 pc), HDFC (5.78 pc), Bharti Airtel (5.17 pc), Larsen (4.39 pc), Coal India (3.66 pc), ITC (3.35 pc), Maruti Suzuki (3.31 pc), SBI (2.76 pc), Hero Motocorp (2.75 pc), M&M (2.58 pc) and HDFC Bank (2.55 pc).
Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 800.71 crores on last Friday as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.
Asian stocks hit three-month high in their early trade ahead of a fresh round of Chinese economic data and signs that Syrian tensions are easing. Key benchmark indices in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Singapore and Japan rose by 0.22 pc to 2.06 pc while Taiwan’s Taiwan Weighted index shed 0.32 pc.
US markets ended higher yesterday helped in part by hopes that the threat of a US military intervention in the Middle East could be averted.