Market close : Sensex was up 552.90 points

Market close : Sensex was up 552.90 points

At close, the Sensex was up 552.90 points or 1.34% at 41893.06, and the Nifty was up 143.20 points or 1.18% at 12263.50. About 1478 shares have advanced, 1106 shares declined, and 186 shares are unchanged.   Bajaj Finserv, Reliance Industries, IndusInd Bank, HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers included Maruti Suzuki, GAIL, Bharti Airtel, UltraTech Cement and Asian Paints.   Among sectors, buying seen in the bank, energy, IT and metal sectors, while FMCG and Pharma remained under pressure. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended 0.3-0.5 percent higher.