By Malvika Gurung
Investing.com -- The Indian equity benchmark indices opened on a positive note on Samvat 2078, the Muhurat trading session opened for one hour on Thursday, Diwali 2021, from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm.
During this brief period, from 6:00 pm to 6:15 pm, BSE Sensex 30 surged 850 points to 60,638, while Nifty climbed 105.85 points to 17,935.
1-Hour Trading Session
Driven by positive cues from Asian markets and Wall Street, along with the Nifty 50 Futures index trading 0.41% higher at 5:55 pm, Sensex grew 0.6% to 60,141.5 points, and Nifty50 rose 0.6% to 17,931.5 points during pre-market hours.
Almost all the 30 stocks of Sensex traded higher in early deals during the Muhurat session, with Mahindra & Mahindra (NS: MAHM ), Kotak Mahindra Bank (NS: KTKM ), State Bank of India (NS: SBI ), ITC (NS: ITC ), and IndusInd Bank (NS: INBK ) as the top gainers, all rising by over 1%.
At 6:35 pm, scrips of financial, IT, oil & gas, and consumer goods sectors topped the Nifty50 index chart, driven by HDFC Bank (NS: HDBK ), Reliance Industries Ltd (NS: RELI ), L&T (NS: LART ), Infosys (NS: INFY ), Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS: KTKM ), ITC Ltd (NS: ITC ), and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS: MAHM ), among others.
At 7:00 pm, Eicher Motors (NS: EICH ), Mahindra & Mahindra and ITC were trading among the top gainers, while auto and PSU bank sectoral indices rose by more than 1% each.
The auto stock, Eicher Motors surged 5.78% to Rs 2,667.45 during the final trading hours of the Muhurat session.
The Muhurat 2021 trading session closed at 7:15 pm on Thursday, with the Sensex surging almost 300 points to reclaim its 60,000 mark at 60067.62 points, while Nifty surged 91.80 points or 0.51% to end the session at 17921.
The midcap index rose 0.5%, while small-cap index grew 1%. A little over 2,500 shares traded up, while 514 shares declined, and about 146 shares showed no change, during the Muhurat session.
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