Sensex rises 79.22 points

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Mumbai, Aug 29 : The BSE Sensex on Tuesday gained 79.22 pts to close at 65,075.82 on the strength of metal, real estate, and utilities stocks.

The Nifty moved up 36.60 points to 19,342.65.

Volatility was seen during the session, as the Sensex opened on a strong note at 65,201.35, up 215 pts. It spurted 233 points to 65,229.03 days high. Later, it slipped from its high and closed at 65,075.82, up 79.22 points from its previous close.

The stocks that rose during the session were commodities by 1.73 percent, real estate by 1.61 percent, utilities by 1.15 percent, and metals by 1.12 percent.

The stocks that increased were Jio Finance Services by 4.98 pc to Rs 222.20, Tata Steel by 1.79 pc to Rs 119.70, Tech Mahindra by 1.60 pc to Rs 1203.50, NTPC by 1.21 pc to Rs 221.20, and Powergrid by 1.17 pc to Rs 251.35.

The losers were Bharti Airtel by 1.64 pc to Rs 856; Hind Unilever by 1.06 pc to Rs 2527.95; Axis Bank by 0.89 pc to Rs 981; and Reliance Industries by 0.84 pc to Rs 2422.

The midcap rose by 0.45 percent and the small cap by 0.69 percent.

In 31 scrips, 22 advanced while 9 declined.

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