BSE Sensex headed for first daily gain of 2014, TCS, Sun Pharma gain

BSE SensexBSE Sensex had lost almost 485 points in past five sessions, recovered 0.38 pct to 20,773.03 points (AP)

The BSE Sensex and the Check Live Stocks up 0.3 per cent each, heading towards their first gain this year after five straight days of falls.

Export-driven IT and pharmaceutical shares gain on expectations a weaker rupee and healthier overseas markets will boost earnings.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) gains 1.6 per cent, while Infosys trades flat on caution ahead of its Oct-Dec earnings on Friday.

Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries gains 2.1 per cent, while Cadila Healthcare Ltd is up 3.2 per cent.

However, concerns remain about foreign flows after overseas investors sold 13.29 billion rupees worth of index futures on Tuesday, leading to total sales of 23.34 billion rupees over the previous three sessions, according to exchange data.

BSE Sensex trims initial gains, still up 68 points

(PTI) The BSE Sensex trimmed initial gains and was quoted 68 points higher in late morning trade today amid buying in oil & gas, healthcare, power, consumer durables, auto and IT stocks.

The BSE Sensex resumed higher at 20,767.42 and hovered in a range of 20,688.18 to 20,779.54 before quoting at 20,760.83 at 1030 hrs, a gain of 67.59 points or 0.33 per cent.

The Nifty on the National Stock Exchange gained 21.55 points, or 0.35 per cent, to 6,183.80 at 1030 hrs.

The major gainers were Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries (2.18 pc), Cipla (2 pc), GAIL India(1.86 pc), Tata Power Company/b> (1.82 pc), Hindalco Industries (1.38 pc), NTPC (1.16 pc) and Coal India (1.12 pc).

Most Asian stocks edged higher in early trade as the International Monetary Fund said it will raise its global economic growth forecast and as the US trade deficit narrowed.

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