After two consecutive sessions of closing in the red, the Sensex and the Nifty regained their momentum on Wednesday tracking gains in the Asian market.
At 1.22 pm, the 30-share BSE index Sensex was up 278.37 points or 1.65 per cent at 17,136.28 and the 50-share NSE index was up 87.4 points or 1.72 per cent at 5,160.25.
Volume toppers during the session were Tata Steel, Maruti Suzuki, SBI, Tata Motors and RIL. Major Sensex gainers were Infosys, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Tata Motors, L&T, RIL and Mahindra & Mahindra. Hindustan Unilever, ITC and ONGC were the major losers.
Among the sectoral indices, auto was up 3.82 per cent, realty 3.48 per cent, consumer durables 2.55 per cent and bankex 2.45 per cent. Only FMCG was down 0.37 per cent. Of the total 2,812 stocks traded, 2,179 advanced, 563 declined and 70 remained unchanged.
The Nifty opened at 5,196.55, up 124 points over its previous close while the Sensex opened at 17,244.71, up 387 points.