Equities close in green, Nifty50 ends above 10k-mark

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Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Tuesday provisionally closed in the green on the back of broadly positive global cues and healthy buying in capital goods, banking and IT stocks.

The wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) at the time of closing held on to the psychologically important 10,000-mark, which was reclaimed on Monday on an intra-day basis.

The Nifty50 provisionally closed (at 3.30 p.m.) at 10,016.95 points — up 28.20 points or 0.28 per cent. It had slipped below the 10,000-mark on September 22.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 31,910.82 points, closed at 31,924.41 points — up 77.52 points, 0.24 per cent.

The Sensex touched a high of 31,994.77 points and a low of 31,896.90 points during intra-day trade.

The BSE market breadth was bullish — 1,579 advances and 1,140 declines.

Market observers opined that some gains were capped as cautiousness prevailed in the markets ahead of the earnings season for the July-September period, which starts later during the week.

On Monday, the benchmark indices closed on a flat note with marginal gains on the back of healthy buying in consumer durables, banking and FMCG stocks.

The Nifty50 was up 9.05 points or 0.09 per cent to close at 9,988.75 points, while the Sensex closed at 31,846.89 points — up 32.67 points, or 0.10 per cent.

–IANS

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