Mumbai, November 17: The benchmark BSE Sensex jumped over 156 points in early trade on the back of gains in stocks of realty, capital goods, banking and metal sectors amid positive cues from Asian markets.
The 30-share index, which rose by 149.57 points yesterday, gained 156.91 points or 0.60 per cent to 25,917.01.
The NSE index Nifty was quoting 43.55 points or 0.55 per cent higher at 7,850.15.
Brokers said increased buying by funds tracking a firm trend in other Asian markets amid fading concern about the geopolitical impact of terror attacks in Paris and overnight solid gains on the US markets, buoyed trading sentiments here.
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 1.93 per cent while Japan's Nikkei gained 1.61 per cent in early trade today. Shanghai's Composite index rose 1.30 per cent.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.38 per cent higher in yesterday's trade.