Sensex jumps 107 pts as March F&O series opens strong

Mumbai, Feb 23: The benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 107 points to 33,926.59 in early session today as the March derivatives series kicked off on a strong note amid positive Asian cues. 

The 30-share Sensex, which had lost 25.36 points in the previous session, was trading higher by 107.09 points, or 0.31 per cent, at 33,926.59. 

All BSE sectoral indices were in the green, led by healthcare, bank, metal and realty stocks, rising by up to 1.33 per cent. 

The NSE Nifty50 recovered 39.85 points, or 0.38 per cent, to 10,422.55. Brokers said investors were creating fresh positions at the start of March 
futures and options (F&O) series, that led to a recovery in the market. 

Major gainers include Sun Pharma, Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel, Dr Reddy's, Yes Bank, Tata Motors, SBI, Wipro and NTPC, rising up to 3.09 per cent. 

Stocks of Punjab National Bank which had been under selling pressure since the massive fraud detection, however, edged 1.05 per cent higher.