Sensex up 53 points; realty, healthcare stocks major gainers

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The gauge had lost 90 points yesterday.

30-share BSE Sensex gained 348.23 points to close on 32,182.22 while the broader 50-share NSE Nifty finished on 10,096.40, up by 111.60 points.

It was a spectacular rally in late trade Thursday as the Sensex surged 375 points and the Nifty reclaimed 10,100 level intraday, backed by Reliance Industries, private banks, FMCG and metals stocks.

The BSE market breadth was bearish - 1,840 declines and 918 advances.

A total of 62 stocks registered a fresh 52-week high in trade today, while 8 stocks touched a new 52-week low on the NSE. Index heavyweights like Reliance Industries, Tata Consultancy Services, Sun Pharma, Axis Bank and Hindustan Unilever among others aided in the upward trajectory of the indices, according to market observers.

A firm trend was seen in Asia while Europe also opened higher, boosted by another record show on Wall Street.

The BSE Mid-cap Index is trading up 0.55% at 16,024, whereas BSE Small-cap Index is trading up 0.61% at 16,996.

The bounce in the Sensex was also supported by Sun Pharma that gained 2.59 per cent to Rs 539.40 after the company said it has received establishment inspection report (EIR) from the USA health regulator for its Dadra facility.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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