Positive global cues lift equity indices

Positive global cues, along with healthy buying in auto, capital good and healthcare stocks, pushed the key Indian equity indices to provisionally close on a higher note on Monday.

At 3.30 p.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 98.10 points, or 0.97 per cent to provisionally close at 10,211.80 points.

The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 33,030.87 points, closed at 33,255.36 points -- up 286.68 points, or 0.87 per cent, from its previous session's close.

The Sensex touched a high of 33,289.34 points and a low of 32,997.88 during the intra-day trade.

The BSE market breadth was bullish with 2,099 advances and 536 declines.

Last Wednesday, both the key indices had closed on a lower note on the back of negative global markets, amid volatility infused by March futures and options (F&O) expiry.

The NSE Nifty50 fell by 70.45 points or 0.69 per cent to close at 10,113.70 points, while the S&P BSE Sensex closed at 32,968.68 points -- down 205.71 points or 0.62 per cent.

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