The BSE benchmark Sensex rose by over 86 points in opening trade on Monday, with metal, technology and oil and gas sector stocks leading the gains amid a mixed trend in Asia.
The 30-share index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) rose by 86.34 points to 20,158.00 in opening trade today, extending the 90.78—point gain recorded in the previous session on Friday.
Similarly, the wide—based National Stock Exchange Nifty index moved up by 24.25 points to 6,035.85.
Brokers said selective buying in index—related stocks by funds and covering—up of short positions by speculators helped the Sensex’s rise.
Meanwhile, in the Asia region, Japan’s Nikkei index was up 0.81 per cent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 0.30 per cent in early trade today.