Benchmark indices ended higher for the third straight session on February 2 with Nifty comfortably closing above 17,700.
At close, the Sensex was up 695.76 points or 1.18% at 59,558.33, and the Nifty was up 203.20 points or 1.16% at 17,780. About 2243 shares have advanced, 1038 shares declined, and 90 shares are unchanged.
IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finserv, HCL Technologies, Bajaj Finance and HDFC Life were the top Nifty gainers, while losers included Tech Mahindra, Britannia Industries, UltraTech Cement, Hero MotoCorp and Nestle India.
All the sectoral indices ended in the green with bank, realty, pharma, FMCG, IT and PSU Bank indices up 1-3 percent. BSE midcap and smallcap indices rose 1-1.5 percent.