The Indian equity benchmarks moved higher on Thursday led by gains in Bajaj Finance, Infosys, State Bank of India, Infosys, ICICI Bank, HDFC and Reliance Industries. The benchmarks opened higher and traded firmly higher for most part of the day. The Sensex rose as much as 405 points and Nifty 50 index touched an intraday high of 15,751.25.
The Sensex ended 359 points or 0.69 per cent higher at 52,300 and Nifty 50 index climbed 102 points to close at 15,738.
Buying was visible across sectors as all the 11 sector gauges, barring the index of auto shares, ended higher led by the Nifty Media index’s over 4 per cent gain.