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Sensex at peak at 40,469.78, up by 221.55 pts
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Sensex at peak at 40,469.78, up by 221.55 pts

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Mumbai, Nov 6 : The benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Wednesday ended at new high at 40,469.78, surging by 221.55 points on brisk buying in Finance, Realty, Bankex, Health Care and Materials stocks.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) too rose by 43.80 points to 11,961. In Spite of high volatility during the day, the market remained on top today as the Sensex opened higher by 63 points to 40,311.85. It rallied by 358 points to 40,606.91, day's high. Later, it tumbled down nearly 211 points, days low. In late trade, it bounced back and finished at 40,469.78, advancing by 221.55 points from its last close.

The Nifty registered days high and low at 12,002.90 and 11,850.25 points respectively. The S&P BSE Mid-Cap index rose 0.15 per cent while the S&P BSE Small-Cap index fell 0.36 per cent. The sectoral indices like Finance, Bankex, Realty, Health Care, Industrials and Materials went up during the day.

In scrips, ICICI Bank, Infosys, HDFC and IndusInd Bank increased while selling in Bharti Airtel, Reliance Industries Bajaj Finance and ONGC capped from further gain, broker informed. The market breadth was negative. On the BSE, 1221 shares rose and 1282 shares fell. A total of 200 shares were unchanged. In Nifty 50 index, 27 stocks advanced and 23 stocks declined.

Most European shares were trading lower while most Asian stocks ended higher on Wednesday as investors awaited new developments toward scaling back a bruising trade war between the United States and China. (UNI)