Sensex climbs about 400 points to reclaim 61K-level in early trade

Mumbai, January 12

The BSE Sensex zoomed nearly 400 points to reclaim the key 61,000-level in opening deals on Wednesday, buoyed by expectations of a good quarterly earnings season.

Starting off on a positive note, the BSE gauge was trading 397.48 points or 0.66 per cent higher at 61,014.37 in opening trade.

Similarly, the NSE benchmark Nifty rose 96.5 points or 0.53 per cent to trade at 18,152.25 in early session.

On the Sensex chart, UltraTech Cement, RIL, IndusInd Bank, Bharti Airtel, Kotak Bank and Tata Steel were among the major gainers.

In contrast, TCS, Dr Reddy’s, Titan, Maruti and Wipro were among the major laggards.

In the previous session, the 30-share benchmark ended 221.26 points or 0.37 per cent higher at 60,616.89 and the NSE Nifty gained 52.45 points or 0.29 per cent to finish at 18,055.75.

Elsewhere in Asia, markets were trading in the green following higher closing at Wall Street.

Foreign institutional investors were net buyers in the capital market, as they bought shares worth Rs 111.91 crore on Tuesday, according to stock exchange data.