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Markets trading higher, Sensex up

The markets are trading strong on the back of sustained buying seen in select auto, banking and IT stocks.

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Updated:February 19, 2007, 2:03 PM IST
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Markets trading higher, Sensex up
The markets are trading strong on the back of sustained buying seen in select auto, banking and IT stocks.

Mumbai: The markets are trading strong on the back of sustained buying seen in select auto, banking, IT and capital good stocks. At 1306 horus (IST), the Sensex was up 94.06 points or 0.66 per cent at 14449.61 and the Nifty was up 25.35 points or 0.61 per cent at 4171.55.

About 1588 shares have advanced, 889 shares declined, and 49 shares are unchanged. Top gainers on the indices are Maruti Udyog up 2.79 per cent, Siemens up 2.70 per cent, ICICI Bank up 2.38 per cent and TCS up 1.76 per cent.

Top losers on the Sensex are Guj Ambuja Cem down 2.2 per cent, Zee Entertain down 2.07 per cent, Hero Honda down 1.29 per cent and HDFC Bank down 0.95 per cent.

The 30-share index (Sensex), which had gained over 345 points in the last trading session, gathered another 109.83 points at 14,465.38 in first five minutes of trading. In similar manner, the National Stock Exchange Nifty rose by 31.10 points at 4,177.30.

Most active shares on BSE were GBN with 26,11,772 shares, HDFC Bank with 13,95,710 shares and Redington with 58,58,864 shares. Index heavyweight Hindustan Lever was trading at Rs 205.80 up 0.02 per cent from its previous close of Rs 205.75. Index heavyweight Reliance was trading at Rs 1,428.60 up 1.54 per cent from its previous close of Rs 1,406.90.

Tech major Infosys was trading at Rs 2,381.05 up 0.28 per cent from its previous close of Rs 2,374.35. Cigarette major ITC was trading at Rs 174.10 up 0.14 per cent from its previous close of Rs 173.85.

Refinery major HPCL was trading at Rs 281.15 up 1.74 per cent from its previous close of Rs 276.35.

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