After a weak open, the markets moved into the green in early morning trade with the Sensex and the Nifty closing up 0.47 percent. The BSE Sensex closed up 79.7 points to 17,185, up 147 points from the day's low while the S&P CNX Nifty gained 23 points and closed above the 5,200 level at 5,216.
The market breadth was positive. On the BSE, 1,409 stocks advanced while 1,373 declined. Among sectoral indices, metals was the top gainer with a 1.5 percent rise followed by capital goods (1.07 percent) and realty (0.93 percent). In the 30-share Sensex pack, 21 stocks advanced led by Bajaj Auto (5.2 percent).
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