Sensex rallies 465 points led by IT stocks, RIL and HDFC twins

New Delhi, Jan 15: Snapping their three-session losing streak, the benchmark indices settled nearly 1.5 per cent higher on Tuesday led by gains in heavyweight stocks such as Reliance Industries (RIL), Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), HDFC and HDFC Bank.
The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 36,318, up 465 points or 1.3 per cent, while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,887, up 149 points or 1.4 per cent.
Among the sectoral indices, Nifty IT index was the top gainer of the day, jumping 3.1 per cent led by a sharp rise in stock prices of Wipro, Infosys and TCS.
The broader market indices, however, underperformed their frontline peers. The S&P BSE MidCap index rose 88 points or 0.6 per cent to settle at 15,190, while S&P BSE SmallCap index gained 102 points or 0.7 per cent to end at 14,638.
The rupee traded on a weak note on Tuesday, breaching the 71-mark against the US dollar to hit 71.15 in intra-day trade. The domestic currency had closed at 70.93 against the greenback on Monday.
Buzzing Stocks
Shares of Infosys rose 3.7 per cent to Rs 727 on the BSE, extending their 2.5 per cent gain in the previous session, after the software services firm increased FY19 constant currency (CC) revenue growth guidance to 8.5-9 per cent from 6-8 per cent earlier. The company has maintained its EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) margin guidance range at 22-24 per cent.
Shares of Wipro jumped 5.6 per cent to end at Rs 331 apiece on the BSE after the information technology (IT) company announced that its board will consider bonus issue of shares in its meeting on January 17-18, 2019.