Sensex was up 1,265.66 points

Sensex was up 1,265.66 points

Benchmark indices ended higher on April 9 with Nifty closed above 9,100 on hopes of second stimulus package from government in coming days.

At close, the Sensex was up 1,265.66 points or 4.23% at 31159.62, while Nifty was up 363.15 points or 4.15% at 9,111.90. About 1836 shares have advanced, 540 shares declined, and 170 shares are unchanged.

M&M, Maruti Suzuki, Cipla, Tata Motors and Titan Company were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers included HUL, Tech Mahindra, Dr Reddy's Lab, IndusInd Bank and UPL.

On sectoral front, Auto Index surged over 10 percent followed by bank, metal, pharma, infra and energy. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose over 3 percent each.