Sensex opens on positive note, up 79 points in trade

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SensexThe benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 79 points in early trade Wednesday on the back of gains in realty, consumer durable, healthcare and auto stocks amid a firming Asian trend.

The 30-share barometer, which had lost almost 485 points in the past five sessions, recovered by 79.79 points, or 0.38 percent, to 20,773.03 points in early trade today.

All sectoral indices were trading in the positive zone with a gain of up to 0.68 percent.

Similarly, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 22.90 points, or 0.37 percent, to 6,185.15.

Brokers said fresh buying by funds and retailers driven by a firming trend in the Asian region, following overnight gains in the US markets after strong trade data boosted expectations for US growth, helped trading sentiment to improve.

Meanwhile in Asia, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose by 0.64 percent, while Japan’s Nikkei was up by 1.04 percent in early trade today.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.64 percent higher in yesterday’s trade.