Domestic indices end 1 percent higher.
New Delhi: Taking cues from the global markets, the domestic indices ended 1 percent higher. The other key index -- NSE Nifty50 -- too, closed over 100 points higher, signalling a steady start to the March derivatives series.
The wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) edged higher by 108.35 points, or 1.04 percent, to provisionally close at 10,491.05 points (at 3.30 pm). The benchmark Sensex of the BSE surged over 300 points on Friday as positive cues from the Asian markets, along with healthy buying in almost all the sectors -- led by metals, banking and healthcare stocks -- kept investors sentiments buoyed.
The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE settled near its day`s high of 34,167.60 points to provisionally close at 34,142.15 points -- up 322.65 points, or 0.95 percent, from its previous close. Top five gainers on the BSE were Sun Pharma, Tata Steel, Yes Bank, ONGC and Bharti Airtel.