Market at Close Bulls continued their momentum on Wednesday as fall in crude oil prices spurred the rally in equities. The Nifty managed to end above 10,900-mark.
Among sectors, banks, automobiles, consumption, and infrastructure names were the big gainers, while the Nifty Midcap index rose over a percent. IT and pharma were the big losers.
Asian Paints, Axis Bank, Indiabulls Housing and Bajaj Finserv were the big gainers, while Sun Pharma, Infosys, and HCL Technologies lost the most.
At the close of market hours, the Sensex was up 137.25 points or 0.38% at 36484.33, and the Nifty up 52.80 points or 0.48% at 10961.50. The market breadth was positive as 1594 shares advanced, against a decline of 984 shares, while 147 shares were unchanged.