The benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 114 points in early trade on Tuesday on increased buying by funds and retail investors mainly in oil and gas, banking, capital goods, realty and FMCG sector stocks.

The 30-share barometer gained 114.04 points to 22,559.16. It had gone up by 41.23 points in the previous session.

The National Stock Exchange index Nifty was higher by 40.60 points at 6,739.95.

Brokers said sentiments improved as buying by funds and retail investors picked up following overnight gains on the US markets.

Among oil and gas stocks, Reliance Industries was trading 0.66 per cent higher at Rs. 951.40, while ONGC up 1.16 per cent at Rs. 339.35.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.11 per cent higher in Monday’s trade.

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