Sensex improves 31 pts

Mumbai, Jan 1 (UNI) The BSE Sensex on Monday rose marginally by 31.68 pts at 72,271.94 on the strength of Energy, Telecommunication and BSE services stocks.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) moved up 10.50 pts at 21,741.90.

The NSE posted days high and low at 21,834.35 and 21,680.85 pts respectively.

A see saw trend was seen during the day. The Sensex opened on a weak note at 72,218.39 pts fell 22 pts. During the day, it was dropped 209 pts at 62,031.23, days low. In late trade it erased earlier losses and ended in green at 72,271.94, rising 31.68 pts from its previous close. It was jumped 321 pts at 72,561.91, days high.

The stocks that improved the market were Energy by 0.82 pc, Telecommunication by 0.76 pc and BSE services by 0.73 pc.

The gainers were Nestle India Ltd by 2.94 pc to Rs 27,376.65, Tech Mahindra by 1.66 pc to Rs 1293.75, Tata Motors by 1.44 pc to be 792, HCL Technologies by 1.29 pc to Rs 1485 and ITC by 0.71 pc to Rs 465.65.

The losers were Bharti Airtel by 1.98 pc to Rs 1012.40, M& M by 1.43 pc to Rs 1701.50, HDFC Bank by 1.03 pc to Rs 1692 and Axis Bank by 0.77 pc to Rs 1094.50.

The Mid Cap was up by 0.54 pc and Small Cap by 0.74 pc.

In 30 scrips, 11 advanced while 19 down.

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