Mumbai, January 11: Positive global cues, coupled with healthy third quarter (Q3) results pushed the Indian equities markets higher on Wednesday.
Besides, higher global crude oil prices and anticipation of sops to be announced during the Union Budget enhanced investors’ risk-taking appetite.
Healthy buying was witnessed in banking, metal and capital goods stocks.
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) edged up by 92.05 points or 1.11 per cent to 8,380.65 points.
The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 26,978.44 points, provisionally closed at 27,140.41 points (at 3.30 p.m.) — up 240.85 points or 0.90 per cent from the previous close at 26,899.56 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 27,174.87 points and a low of 26,978.44 points during the intra-day trade.
The BSE market breadth was tilted in favour of the bulls — with 1,726 advances and 1,079 declines.
On Tuesday, the Indian equities markets surged on the back of expectations on more spending support from the upcoming Union Budget and a strengthened rupee.
The NSE Nifty rose by 52.55 points or 0.64 per cent to 8,288.60 points, while BSE Sensex surged by up 173.01 points or 0.65 per cent.