Sectoral gainers and lsoers of the day
The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 35,850, up 155 points or 0.43 per cent, while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,772, up 44 points or 0.41 per cent.
Among the sectoral indices, the Nifty IT rose 1.1 per cent led by MindTree, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The Nifty Realty, too, rose 1.2 per cent led by Godrej Properties and Sobha.
Among individual stocks, Bandhan Bank and Gruh Finance fell around 5 per cent on the BSE amid reports of a merger between the two. According to media reports, Bandhan Bank and Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC)-controlled Gruh Finance are set to merge through a share swap deal. Bandhan Bank fell 5.2 per cent to end the day at Rs 501 on the BSE. The stock traded lower for the fourth straight day. Gruh Finance slipped 4.5 per cent to settle at Rs 304.
In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index settled at 15,152, up 5 points or 0.03 per cent while S&P BSE SmallCap index rose 9 points or 0.06 per cent to end at 14,601.
(with Reuters input)