The BSE Sensex on Monday continued to gain on the back of short covering amid volatility with buying in frontline shares of oil & gas, health care, realty, consumer durable and teck counters in late morning trade.
The BSE 30-share barometer resumed higher at 19,750.67 and
hovered between 19,871.84 and 19,678.31 before quoting 19,858.43 points at 1030 hours. It showed a gain of 154.10 points, or 0.78%, from its last close.
The NSE 50-share index, Nifty, also regained the 6,000-mark level quoting higher by 45.25 points, or 0.76%, to 6,028.80 at 1030 hours.
Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs. 238.56 crore last Friday, as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.
Major gainers were - RIL 3.38%, Bharti Airtel 2.86%, Sun Pharma 2.70%, HDFC Bank 1.80% and Dr Reddy's lab 1.64%.
Most Asian stocks were trading higher in the early trade.
Key benchmark indices in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, S Korea and Singapore rose 0.0%1 to 0.59%.