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Stock Market: Sensex, nifty end higher for second day in a row

Mumbai: Domestic benchmark indices ended higher in the Indian share market for the second day in a row.  The heavy buying in the information technology, banking and automobile stocks supported the equity indices.

BSE Sensex gained  632 points or 1.17% to close at 54,885.  NSE Nifty moved 182 points or 1.13% up to settle at 16,352. Nifty Midcap 100 climbed 1.38% and small-cap moved 1.36% higher. 13 out of the 15 sector gauges  compiled by the National Stock Exchange  ended higher.   The overall market breadth of BSE was positive as 2,215 shares advanced and 1,108 declined.

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The top gainers in the market were  Apollo Hospitals, Tech Mahindra, HDFC Life, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, Infosys, Bajaj Finserv, L&T, HCL Tech, Hindustan Unilever, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC, M&M and Wipro. The top losers in the market were  NTPC, Bharti Airtel, PowerGrid, Tata Steel, Reliance Industries, Asian Paints and Nestle India.

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