May 15, 2012, 05.15 PM | Source: Reuters

BSE Sensex gains; L&T, Infosys up

BSE-SENSEX-LT-INFOSYS-UP:BSE Sensex gains; L&T, Infosys up

BSE Sensex gains; L&T, Infosys up
Reuters Market Eye - The BSE Sensex gains 0.82 percent while the 50-share Nifty adds 0.76 percent, led by buying in blue chip stocks like Larsen & Toubro and Infosys.

L&T rises 4.8 percent after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings on Monday.

Infosys gains 2 percent, other software services exporters also gain as traders price in impact from a weakening rupee, which on Tuesday fell to as much as 54.15, not far from a record low of 54.30 hit in December, before RBI is suspected to have intervened.

The BSE Sensex stayed higher with more than 100 points gains in afternoon trade due to consistent buying in L&T and Infosys. ICICI Bank, State Bank of India and Reliance Industries too were helping the market. European markets opened 0.5% higher on the back of short covering.

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The BSE benchmark Sensex recovered nearly 65 points in a mixed late morning trade after hitting 17-week lows in view of buying in capital goods, IT and banking counters despite selling in auto and realty counters.

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