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Sensex recovers 46 points in choppy trade; Infosys climbs 7.75%

Mumbai, July 21: The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 46 points in early volatile trade today as IT sector stocks surged after Infosys reported a 5 per cent growth in net profit for the first quarter of 2015-16.

A firm trend on other Asian markets following overnight gains in the US markets also triggered buying by participants.

The 30-share barometer, which had shed 43.19 points in the previous session, rose by 46.71 points, or 0.16 per cent, at 28,466.83 in early trade.

IT, teck, consumer durables, capital goods , metal and PSU sectors indices were trading in the positive zone with gains up to 3.58 per cent.

Similarly, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 11.65 points, or 0.14 per cent, to 8,615.10.

Brokers said rally in Infosys and other IT sector stocks and a firming trend at other Asian markets, influenced sentiments here.

They said, however, caution prevailed ahead of monsoon session of Parliament, which begins on Tuesday.

Infosys' shares climbed 7.75 per cent to Rs 1,079.50 after company on Tuesday reported close to 5 per cent increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 3,.030 crore for the quarter ended June 30,2015.

Wipro also surged 1.96 per cent and TCS gained 0.14 per cent.

However, shares of drug major Sun Pharma slumped 12.01 per cent to Rs 833.10 as company expects to take a hit on profit for the fiscal due to the charges related to the ongoing integration with Ranbaxy Laboratories.

Among other Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei was trading 0.58 per cent higher, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng up 0.34 per cent in early trade on Tuesday.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.08 per cent higher in Monday's trade.

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