Markets close in green; Sensex up by over 150 points, Nifty crosses 11,000 mark

File photo of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 06, 2019, 04.00 PM (IST)

Domestic stock markets on Wednesday ended on a positive note with BSE Sensex jumping 193.56 points to close at 36,636.10. Nifty, on the other hand, gained 65.55 points to close at 11,053.00. 

In opening trade earlier today, Indian bourses furthered gains with benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty adding 157 points and 53 points, respectively, on sustained buying mainly in stocks of finance, metal and capital goods sectors.

The BSE barometer Sensex opened positively at 36,544.86 and further consolidated its gains to trade at 36,599.69, climbing 157.15 points, or 0.49 per cent, over the previous close. It had gained nearly 379 points to close at 36,442 on Tuesday, news agency PTI reported.

The 30-share index gained nearly 575 points in the last two trading sessions.

The NSE gauge Nifty opened at 11,024.85 and rose to 11,040.85, gaining 53.40 points, or 0.49 per cent. The 50-scrip index had jumped 124 points to close at 10,987, PTI reported. 

(With inputs from PTI)  

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In opening trade earlier today, Indian bourses furthered gains with benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty adding 157 points and 53 points, respectively.