share market | Continuation of decline in stock markets stopped, Sensex, Nifty rose

Mumbai: Sensex and Nifty gained in early trade on Monday led by gains in leading stocks such as ITC, ICICI Bank and Infosys. With this, the fall in the last two trading sessions came to an end. During this period, the 30-share BSE Sensex rose 91.03 points to 63,070.40, while the NSE Nifty was trading at 18,704.80, up 39.30 points. ITC, Hindustan Unilever, Tata Motors, IndusInd Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra, HCL Technologies, Titan, Nestle, ICICI Bank and Infosys were significant gainers in the Sensex pack. On the other hand, Tata Consultancy Services, Bharti Airtel, HDFC, Tata Steel, HDFC Bank and NTPC declined. ALSO READ Global oil benchmark Brent crude was up 0.05 per cent at USD 73.89 per barrel. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 344.81 crore on Friday, according to stock market data. On Friday, the Sensex closed 259.52 points or 0.41 per cent lower at 62,979.37, while the Nifty closed 105.75 points or 0.56 per cent lower at 18,665.50.(Agency)

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