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Mid-cap index outperforms Sensex


Graph showing 1-month return of BSE Sensex and BSE Mid-cap indexThe BSE Mid-cap index posted a rise of 1.1 percent on Tuesday even as the Sensex ended 0.4 percent higher after a volatile session.

NDTV climbing over 14 percent and Anant Raj Industries up 12.1 percent were the top gainers in the mid-cap index on Tuesday.

The mid-cap index has rallied 67 percent in 2009, significantly higher than the 56 percent return of the benchmark Sensex, data from Thomson Reuters shows.

The difference is even larger if we look at figures since April, when the mid-cap index jumped over 80 percent as compared to the Sensex rise of 55 percent.

Sensex gains in choppy trade


The BSE Sensex ended 0.69 percent higher on short-covering ahead of the monthly derivatives expiry. Gains were capped by worries about the health of the global economy.

Trade was volatile and the 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day low of 14,207 to an intra-day high of 14,479 and closed 98 points higher at 14,422. The fifty-share Nifty ended 1.08 percent up at 4,293.

Sensex gains on signs of easing recession


The BSE Sensex rose on Friday on positive global cues amid profit taking by cautious investors, posting its 13th consecutive weekly gain in four years. INDIA

The 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day high of 15,257 to an intra-day low of 14,994, and finally closed 94 points higher at 15,103. The fifty-share Nifty ended 0.3 percent higher at 4586.

Sensex closes above 15000


The BSE Sensex seesawed today, erasing early losses of as much as 1.8 percent, and finally closed above the 15,000 mark on hopes of a revival in the economy. Higher European markets also helped lift investor sentiments.

The 30-share sensitive index of the Bombay Stock Exchange swung from an intra-day low of 14,601 to an intra-day high of 15,026, and finally closed 137 points up at 15,008. The fifty-share Nifty ended 0.93 percent up at 4572.INDIA-STOCKS/JUMP