Market Close : Sensex was up 704.37 points

Market Close : Sensex was up 704.37 points

At close, the Sensex was up 704.37 points or 1.68% at 42597.43, and the Nifty was up 197.50 points or 1.61% at 12461. About 1479 shares have advanced, 1155 shares declined, and 181 shares are unchanged.

Divis Labs, IndusInd Bank, Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank, and Axis Bank were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers were Cipla, Adani Ports, ITC, Maruti Suzuki and Dr Reddy’s Labs.

All the sectoral indices ended in the green led by the bank and energy, which rose over 2 percent each. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices added 1 percent and 0.5 percent respectively.