Sensex Closes 164 Points Higher at 37,145, Nifty Follows Suit at 11,003; Banking Sector Emerges Top Gainer
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Mumbai, September 9: Equity benchmark indices traded in the green on Monday amid positive gains in global markets and an uptick in banking and financial stocks. The BSE S&P Sensex closed 164 points or 0.4 per cent higher at 37,145 while the Nifty 50 moved up by 57 points to 11,003. All sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) were in the green except for Nifty IT, which slipped by 0.7 per cent. Sensex Drops Over 150 Points, Nifty at 10,915.20; Bank, Auto Stocks Drag.

Nifty PSU bank gained 1.6 per cent, private bank by 0.9 per cent, auto by 0.8 per cent and financial service by 0.8 per cent.Among stocks, Yes Bank gained by 4.3 per cent to close at Rs 63 per share while Kotak Mahindra Bank was up by 2 per cent. State Bank of India closed 1.4 per cent higher at Rs 277.90 per share. Bajaj Finserve and Bajaj Finance closed 1.7 and 1.6 per cent higher respectively. Deewan Housing Finance Ltd rallied 5.2 per cent after DSP Mutual Fund said it has paid the entire pending amount. The mutual fund had exposure of Rs 150 crore to DHFL commercial papers.

Agro-chemical major UPL gained by 3.8 per cent while auto major Maruti was up by 2.7 per cent, Larsen & Toubro by 2.4 per cent, Bharti Airtel by 2.2 per cent and Titan by 1.7 per cent. However, IT stocks were down with HCL Tech sliding by 1.4 per cent, Infosys by 1.2 per cent, Tech Mahindra by 1 per cent and Tata Consultancy Services by 0.6 per cent. The other prominent losers were Eicher Motors, Bajaj Auto, Tata Steel, Indiabulls Housing Finance and Vedanta. Auto Sector Slump: Car Sales Plunge 23.55 Per Cent in August, Dip Continues Unabated.

Meanwhile, Asian stocks moved up amid a cautious mood as investors hoped for stimulus to support growth in the world's major economies.The MSCI's broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1 per cent. The Shanghai Composite Index was up by 0.8 per cent, South Korea's KOSPI rose by 0.5 per cent and Japan's Nikkei was up by 0.5 per cent.