Sensex rises by nearly 65 points in early trade

Mumbai: The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex rose by almost 65 points in opening trade on Friday on the back of selective buying by funds and retail investors.

The 30-share barometer, which has lost 310 points in the previous four sessions, bounced back by 64.48, or 0.33 per cent, to 19,356.50 in the first few minutes of trade today.

Stocks of refinery, realty, healthcare, consumer durable and banking firms led the recovery.

In a similar manner, the wide-based National Stock Exchange Nifty index rose by 18.85 points, or 0.32 per cent, to 5,804.30.

Brokers said selective buying by funds as well as investors in fundamentally strong stocks of refinery, realty and healthcare firms mainly supported the market.