Sensex gains by 152 pts

Mumbai: The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex rose by 152 points in early trade today on buying by funds on impressive corporate earnings and firm global cues.

The 30-share index rose by 152.11 points to 19,034.36 points.

The broad-based National Stock Exchange Nifty index moved up by 58.35 points to 5,713.10 points.

Brokers said firming trend in global markets and better earnings announced by IT giant TCS last evening mainly influenced the trading sentiment.

On global front, the Hong Kong`s Hang Seng index was up 0.22 per cent, while the Japan`s Nikkei traded lower by 0.40 per cent in the morning trade today. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.47 per cent up yesterday.