Today, BSE Sensex and Nifty edged higher on Tuesday, tracking gains in Asian markets. The Sensex is up 122.29 points or 0.5 percent at 26681.44 and the Nifty is up 32.05 points or 0.4 percent at 8082.85.
IT, metal, power and healthcare stocks outperformed with Vedanta, Hindalco, Power Grid, NTPC rising 1.5 per cent to 3 percent. Tech Mahindra and DLF gained nearly 1 per cent ahead of its earnings announcement later in the day. ONGC and GAIL, both down nearly 0.40 per cent, were among the laggards.
Asian share markets were mostly higher today after the benchmark for US tech stocks hit its highest in 15 years. Overnight, the Dow ended with gains of 0.94 per cent, while the S&P 500 added 1.19 per cent and the Nasdaq rose 1.45 per cent to its highest close since 2000.
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