Sensex was up 498.65 points

Sensex was up 498.65 points

Benchmark indices ended higher with Nifty above 10400 supported by the financials and FMCG stocks.

At close, the Sensex was up 498.65 points or 1.43% at 35414.45, and the Nifty was up 127.90 points or 1.24% at 10430. About 1486 shares have advanced, 1251 shares declined, and 120 shares are unchanged.

Axis Bank, Bajaj Finserv, UPL, HDFC and ITC were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers were Nestle, NTPC, Shree Cements, L&T and Cipla.

Among sectors, buying seen in the banks, FMCG, energy and metal, while pharma was under pressure. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended with marginal gains.