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Sensex and Nifty open marginally, shares of these companies rise

The major stock index Sensex fell by over 185 points in early trade today due to the fall in large stocks such as HDFC, Infosys, TCS and Reliance amid a weak trend in Asian markets. The 30-share BSE index was down by 189.52 points, or 0.37 percent, to trade at 51,233.36, while the broader NSE Nifty fell 43.20 points, or 0.28 percent, to 15,392.45. The Sensex had the biggest drop of five per cent in M&M. Apart from this, Infosys, HDFC, IndusInd Bank, Tech Mahindra, L&T, NTPC and HCL Tech were also in loss. On the other hand, ITC, Asian Paints, Bharti Airtel and ICICI Bank were trading in the green. The Sensex rose 307.66 points or 0.60 percent to 51,422.88 in the previous session and the Nifty closed up 97.80 points or 0.64 percent at 15,435.65. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth 913.59 crore on a gross basis, according to provisional data on the stock market. Meanwhile, the international oil benchmark Brent crude was trading up 0.41 percent at $ 69.00 a barrel.