Mumbai: Amid volatile trading, the Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex today closed higher by over 230 points - still below 10,000 points level - on emergence of buying by funds in heavyweight stocks led by Reliance Industries and select power segment stocks.
The Sensex, which commenced the day lower at 9,631.59, shot up in volatile trade to regain 10,065.37 in the mid-session, but ended at 9,964.29 with a gain of 230.07 points.
A firm opening for the European stock markets also helped the upsurge to some extent.
The National Stock Exchange’s 50-share benchmark index Nifty rose by 90.35 points at 2,973.00, after touching the day’s high of 3,010.00, as most of the heavyweight stocks recorded handsome gains.
Reliance Industries, the Sensex-heaviest, surged by Rs46.30 at Rs1,217.85. The scrip rose to Rs1,239 and a low of Rs1,152 during the day.
Oil and gas sector index gained the most by 196.63 at 6,013.57 followed by metal sector index by 158.89 points at 5,152.33.