Mumbai: The BSE Sensex on Monday continued to gain on the back of short covering amid volatility with buying in frontline shares of oil & gas, health care, realty, consumer durable and teck counters in late morning trade.
The BSE 30-share barometer resumed higher at 19,750.67 and hovered between 19,871.84 and 19,678.31 before quoting 19,858.43 points at 1030 hours.
It showed a gain of 154.10 points, or 0.78 percent, from its last close.
The NSE 50-share index, Nifty, also regained the 6,000-mark level quoting higher by 45.25 points, or 0.76 percent, to 6,028.80 at 1030 hours.
Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 238.56 crore last Friday, as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.
Major gainers were - RIL 3.38 percent, Bharti Airtel 2.86 percent, Sun Pharma 2.70 percent, HDFC Bank 1.80 percent and Dr Reddy's lab 1.64 percent.
Most Asian stocks were trading higher in the early trade.
Key benchmark indices in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, S Korea and Singapore rose 0.01 to 0.59 percent.
First Published: Monday, May 27, 2013, 09:45