Sensex surges about 150 points, Nifty above 8,240, Tata Motors the Topper

stock future calls The benchmark indices on Thursday opened on a positive trend seen in Asian market. At 10.15 am the Sensex is up 148.69 points or 0.6 percent at 26791.82, and the Nifty up 50.40 points or 0. 62 percent at 8240.90. Broader market outperformed the headline indices with BSE Midcap and BSE Smallcap gaining 0.7% and 0. 8% respectively. Gains were capped by uncertainty on GST meeting which ended yesterday.

The rupee is trading at 68.18 to the US dollar. All sectoral indices have opened the day in green with metal, auto and realty stocks seeing maximum buying interest.

Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Sun Pharma, ICICI Bank and ONGC are top gainers while Bharti and Lupin are losers in the Sensex. Among individual stocks, Tata Motors was the topper among others jumping over 3% on the BSE.

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