Mumbai, May 22: A day before the counting of votes for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections results, both benchmark BSE Sensex and the broader NSE Nifty opened flat. When the market opened, Sensex was down 14.55 points at 38955.25, while Nifty was down 23.10 points at 11686.
During early trades, however, Sensex jumped over 150 points led by gains in oil and gas, banking and IT stocks. The 30-share index was trading 157.51 points, or 0.40 per cent, higher at 39,127.31. In similar movement, the broader NSE Nifty rose 30.90 points, or 0.26 per cent, to 11,740. Sensex Posts Biggest One-Day Gain in 10 Years, Closes at 1421 Points After Exit Poll Results 2019, Nifty Up by 421 Points.
Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank, RIL, HDFC twins, Tata Motors, ONGC, Infosys, Maruti, Kotak Bank and Sun Pharma were among top gainers, rising up to 1.38 per cent. On the other hand, Yes Bank, IndusInd Bank, ITC, HUL, Bajaj Finance and Tata Steel fell up to 2.84 per cent.
BSE and NSE ended at a fresh closing high post-exit polls on May 20. The Sensex rose 1,421 points to 39,352 posting biggest one day gain while Nifty surged to settle at 11,828, their highest close ever.