The Samvat year 2070 ended on a cheerful note with benchmark Sensex on Wednesday surging over 211 points to end at one-month high on renewed optimism after Modi government announced a slew of economic reforms and hopes of the ongoing festive season giving boost to corporate earnings.
After gaining 576.31 points in the previous three sessions, the 30-share bluechip index continued its upmove and touched the day’s high of 26,818.33 before finally closing at 26,787.23 — up 211.58 points, or 0.80 per cent.
After reforms in oil and gas and coal sectors, increased capital infows on expectations that Modi government will accelerate economic reforms after stellar showing by the BJP in state Assembly elections and encouraging quarterly earnings by some bluechip firms, buoyed sentiments, traders said.
The National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose by 68.15 points, or 0.86 per cent to close at 7,995.90 after crossing 8,000-mark for the first time since September 30.
With markets ending positively on last day of the Hindu Samvat year 2070, the Sensex has risen by over 26 per cent during this period. Investor wealth of BSE listed stocks has soared by Rs. 25 trillion to end at Rs. 93.32 trillion.
Out of the 21 winners in the Sensex today, major contributors include BHEL (up 1.89 pc), Cipla (3.43 pc), Dr Reddys (2.13 pc), HDFC (0.89 pc), Hind Unilever (1.02 pc), L&T (2.59 pc), RIL (1.81 pc) and Wipro (1.47 pc).
Auto shares were at the forefront and led gainers, supported by expectations of strong numbers during ongoing festive season and robust sale on Dhanteras. Prominent stock gainers were Hero MotoCorp, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto and Tata Motors that gained 3-4 percent.
“Expect market to remain bullish from this Samvat to the next but volatility is likely to continue. In this rally so far, IT, Pharma, Auto Consumer, Banking had been the leaders. Cements and Infra would do well in the coming year considering Modi government’s focus has been on building new cities,” said S K Goel, Director, Bonanza Portfolio Ltd.
In Samvat 2070, Sensex has recorded a handsome gain of 5,590.42 points, or 26.37 percent from the closing of last Samvat 2069 (November 1, 2013). The NSE Nifty registered a hefty rise of 1,688.70 points, or 26.77 per cent.