Sensex rises over 250 points, Nifty above 12,000 mark

at 12:09 pm

Mumbai (NVI): Sensex climbed over 250 points and Nifty traded higher at 12,038 during the early trade today.

The 30-share BSE Sensex after rising 284 points in early session was trading at 244.04 points or 0.60 per cent higher at 40,825.75.

The 50-scrip NSE Nifty trading 66.20 points or 0.55 per cent up at 12,038 in the morning trade session.

Tata Motors emerged as the top gainer with 3.78 per cent rise in the Sensex pack, followed by Vedanta, Yes Bank, Tata Steel, SBI, M&M, Axis Bank and RIL.

On the other hand, Bharti Airtel was the top loser, shedding up to 0.59 per cent. Asian Paints, Kotak Bank, Bajaj Auto and Sun Pharma were also trading in the red.

Meanwhile, the Indian rupee appreciated by 33 paise to 70.50 against the US dollar in early trade.

On Thurday, the Sensex gauge ended 169.14 points, or 0.42 per cent, higher at 40,581.71, while the Nifty settled 61.65 points or 0.52 per cent, up at 11,971.80.