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Sensex at day's high, up 250 pts; IT, pharma stocks gain

Tuesday,   15-Sep-2020   02:47 PM (IST)

The Indian markets were trading over half a per cent higher in Tuesday's final hour of trade, helped majorly by pharma stocks and financials. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 270 points to 39,000 levels and the Nifty50 index was, meanwhile, reclaimed the 11,500-mark. Sun Pharma and Bharti Airtel (both up 2%) were the top Sensex gainers, followed by Bajaj Finance, IndusInd Bank, and Infosys (all up 1%). The trend among Nifty sectoral indices was positive, led by Nifty Pharma index, up 2 per cent. The broader market, meanwhile, continued to outperform the benchmarks, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes trading 0.8 per cent and 1 per cent higher, respectively.