Nifty eyes 7550, Sensex up over 150 pts; ITC, Maruti gainers
The Sensex is up 156.11 points or 0.6 percent at 24779.45, and the Nifty up 47.35 points or 0.6 percent at 7533.50. About 1160 shares have advanced, 502 shares declined, and 88 shares are unchanged.
Adani Ports, Axis Bank, Reliance, ITC and Maruti are top gainers while Sun Pharma, Tata Steel and Bharti Airtel are losers in the Sensex.
The Indian rupee has opened at 67.16 a dollar, lower by 9 paise compared to 67.07 a dollar in previous session.
Asian markets were trading mixed with Nikkei down 0.89 percent from yesterday’s close while KOSPI and Hang Seng trading in green. The European Central Bank on Thursday cut its main refinancing rate to zero from 0.05 percent and increased monthly asset buys to 80 billion euros from 60 billion euros.
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