Sensex advances 272.21 pts

Mumbai, May 6 (Agency) The BSE Sensex on Thursday added another gains of 272.21 pts to close at 48,949.76 following gains in Metal, IT, Auto, Technology and Materials stocks. The Nifty too rose by 106.95 pts to 14,724.80. The equity market opened in green, as the BSE Sensex went up by 200 pts to 48,877.78. During the day, it rallied 334 pts at 49,011.31, days high before closing at 48,949.76, up by 272.21 pts from its last close. The sensex registered days high and low at 49,011.31 and 48,614.11 pts respectively.

The Nifty recorded days high and low at 14,743.90 and 14,611.50 pts respectively. The sectoral indices like Metal, Auto, IT, Materials and Technology stocks kept the market firm for another day today. In scrips Bajaj Auto, and HDFC rose by more than 2 per cent each and Tech Mahindra, Infosys and Nestle India up by more than one per cent. The Mid Cap was up by 0.91 pc and Small Cap by 0.59 pc. In 30 scrips, 18 advanced while 12 declined.