The BSE benchmark Sensex today closed at nearly two-week high level of 19,635 led by buying in blue-chips stocks such as ONGC, Infosys, TCS and ICICI Bank amid a firming European trend.
The Sensex rose by 134.64 points, or 0.69 per cent, to 19,635.72, highest closing since February 6. Most of the gains were recorded in last 30-minute of trade. The index had gained 33 points in the previous sessions.
Similarly, the broad-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty jumped up by 41.50 points, or 0.70 per cent, to 5,939.70.
The leading car maker Maruti Suzuki surged 2.19 per cent to Rs 1,512.20, Bajaj Auto by 2.36 per cent to Rs 1,997 and Tata Motors by 0.62 per cent to Rs 306.90.
The realty sector index gained the most by adding 1.90 per cent to 2,118.33 followed by IT index by 1.66 per cent to 6,552.48. Healthcare index rose by 1.38 per cent to 8,009.61 and power index by 1.16 per cent to 1,857.15.
Bharti Airtel, Coal India & Hero MotoCorp were prominent losers.