Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex advanced over 117 points Wednesday on increased buying by investors, tracking mixed Asian cues.
Rising for the second straight session, the 30-share barometer rose further by 117.09 points, or 0.42 percent, to 27,904.71 with healthcare, oil and gas, power, realty, FMCG, PSU and auto stocks rising up to 0.94 percent.
The gauge had gained 40.96 points in the previous session.
Also, the NSE Nifty went up by 29.05 points, or 0.34 percent, to 8.557.60.
Brokers said sustained buying by investors in blue chips stocks and good progress in monsoon influenced trading sentiment.
In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.82 percent, while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.72 percent in early trade today. Shanghai Composite was down 0.17 percent.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.14 percent higher in yesterday.