The domestic stock markets today rose for the 10th consecutive day due to last-minute buying after staying in the red mark for almost the whole day amid mixed trend from overseas. The 30-share sensitive index Sensex of the BSE rose by 169.23 points, or 0.42 percent, to 40,794.74 points, and the National Stock Exchange's Nifty rose to 11,971.05 points with an increase of 36.55 points or 0.31 percent.
The market was initially sold. After opening in the 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 realty and capital goods companies.
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 grew by more than two per cent.
IT, tech, power and energy companies declined. NTPC shares fell nearly four and a half percent. ONGC lost nearly three per cent. In Asia, Japan's Nikkei closed at 0.11 percent and Hong Kong's Hangseng closed at 0.07 percent, while South Korea's Kospi broke down by 0.94 percent and China's Shanghai Composite was down 0.56 percent. Germany's DAX fell 0.11 percent in early trade in Europe and the UK's FTSE fell 0.8 percent.