Sensex, Nifty continue to trade steady; banking stocks see a surge

Sensex reclaims 35,000 in opening trade Bharti Airtel among top gainers

ICICI Bank had on Monday reported that its net profit for January-March nearly halved to Rs 1,020 crore.

At 9.22 a.m, the Sensex was trading up 105.40 points or 0.30% at 35,313.54 with 18 components gaining.

Global crude oil prices hovered above the $75 per barrel mark on uncertainties over the U.S. re-imposing sanctions on Iran, fanning fears of a supply disruption.

The broader NSE index was up 0.21 % at 10,738.4 as of 0609 GMT, while the benchmark BSE index was 0.27 % higher at 35,301.6.

The Sensex succumbed to profit-booking by investors ahead of Karnataka elections this week, with the gauge sinking to the day's low of 35,136.

The Nifty recorded intra day high and low at 10,662.75 and 10,635.65 respectively.

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Other gainers were Yes Bank, Axis Bank, ITC, ONGC, Dr Reddy's, Coal India, Sun Pharma, RIL, Adani Port, SBI, Bharti Airtel, Asian Paints and Power Grid, rising up to 1.73 per cent.

Sectoral indices, led by bank, healthcare, consumer durables, power, FMCG, capital goods and PSU, were in the positive zone, rising by up to 0.88%.

Meanwhile, on a net basis, Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 635.24 crore while DIIs bought shares to the tune of Rs 1037.23 crore on Monday, a provisional data showed.

The 30 share index gained 180.73 points (0.51 percent) to 35388.87. The Indian currency had closed at a 15-month low of 67.13 against the U.S. dollar on Monday.

However, European shares opened broadly flat as investors prepared for President Donald Trump's decision on whether to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.

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