Market Close : Sensex was up 503.55 points

Market Close : Sensex was up 503.55 points

 The market ended on a strong note with Nifty above 11,800 and Sensex jumped over 500 points supported by the financial and metal stocks.

At close, the Sensex was up 503.55 points or 1.27% at 40261.13, and the Nifty was up 144.30 points or 1.24% at 11813.50. About 1391 shares have advanced, 1215 shares declined, and 179 shares are unchanged.

ICICI Bank, Hindalco, SBI, HDFC, and Power Grid Corp were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers were UPL, NTPC, Reliance Industries, Nestle, and HCL Tech.

Except for energy, all other sectoral indices ended in the green led by the bank, metal, and pharma. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 0.3-0.4 percent.