The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex posted a gain of over 300 points on buying support in banking, realty and capital goods segments. The BSE barometer gained 301.08 points, or 1.96 per cent, at 15,696.90, after touching the day’s high of 15,732.75 and a low of 15,357.98 points.
The wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose by 80.50 points at 4,653.00. It rose to a high of 4,664.05 and dipped to a low of 4,561.75 points during the day.
Banking stocks surged the maximum and the sectoral index gained 311.54 points at 7,567.17, as most of the banking stocks led by ICICI Bank, State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, Yes Bank, Kotak Bank, Axis Bank and Punjab National Bank witnessed good buying support.