Market rebounds on recovery in rupee

Market rebounds on recovery in rupee
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Reversing a four session slide, the BSE Sensex on Wednesday recaptured the 34,000mark by jumping 187 points amid easing crude oil prices and a recovery in the rupee

Mumbai: Reversing a four-session slide, the BSE Sensex on Wednesday recaptured the 34,000-mark by jumping 187 points amid easing crude oil prices and a recovery in the rupee.

The broader Nifty also managed to end above the 10,200-level.

Bear operators, who had been creating short-positions in the past several sessions, were seen covering up positions ahead of October month expiry in the derivatives segment on Thursday, brokers said.

Gains in banking and financial services stocks pushed the markets higher. However, losses in IT and pharma counters capped the upside.

After opening on a strong footing, the Sensex quickly reclaimed the 34,000-mark to scale the session's high of 34,300.97 in early hours of trade, largely supported by easing crude prices and recovery in the rupee amid positive Asian cues.

However, a sudden sell-off by investors dragged the benchmark into the negative zone.

The gauge had lost 1,315 points in the past four sessions on weak domestic as well as global factors.

The broader NSE Nifty too recovered by 77.95 points, or 0.77 per cent, at 10.224.75. Intra-day, it shuttled between 10,290.65 and 10,126.70.

Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) made purchases worth a net of Rs 116.41 crore, while foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares to the tune of Rs 340.35 crore on Tuesday, provisional data showed.

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