Sensex rises over 150 points

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Sensex rose over 150 points on Monday led by gains in HDFC Bank, ITC and HUL, amid positive global cues and foreign fund inflow.

All sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the green except for IT which slipped by 0.8 percent.

Metal stocks led gains as the Nifty metals rose about 1.1 percent as commodity prices rose due to the progress in the China-US trade talks.

In the previous session on Friday, the BSE barometer ended 246.68 points, or 0.65 percent, higher at 38,127.08, and the Nifty rose 66.70 points, or 0.59 percent, to 11,301.25.

All sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the green except for IT which slipped by 0.8 percent. Top gainers in the Sensex pack in the early session included Tata Motors, Vedanta, Tata Steel, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Auto, IndusInd Bank, Bharti Airtel, HUL and SBI, rising up to 4 percent.

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