Domestic stock markets today raise for the 10th consecutive day due to last-minute buying after being in the red mark for almost the entire day amid mixed trend from overseas. The 30-share sensitive index Sensex of the BSE gained 169.23 points, or 0.42 percent, to 40,794.74 points, and the National Stock Exchange's Nifty gained 36.55 points, or 0.31 percent, to 11,971.05 points.
The market was initially sold out. After opening in red mark, its decline gradually increased. Its graph went up sharply in the last hour due to buying in banking and financial sector companies as well as companies in the realty and capital goods sector. Among the Sensex companies, Bajaj Finserv's shares gained nearly four percent and Bajaj Finance gained three percent. Shares of ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, State Bank of India, Tata Steel, Axis Bank and L&T also rose over two per cent each. IT, tech, power and energy companies declined. NTPC's stock fell nearly four and a half percent. ONGC lost nearly three per cent.
In Asia, Japan's Nikkei broke 0.11 percent and Hong Kong's Hangseng closed up 0.07 percent, while South Korea's Kospi broke 0.94 percent and China's Shanghai Composite broke 0.56 percent. Germany's DAX fell 0.11 percent in early trade in Europe and 0.08 percent in Britain's FTSE.