New Delhi: Sensex surged 187.74 points while Nifty climbed 68.90 points to hit new closing peak of 9,153.70 as positive global cues, a strong rupee and healthy buying in metals, capital goods and consumer durables stocks, brought a cheer to the Indian equity markets.
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 68.95 points, or 0.76 percent, to 9,153.75 points.
The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index Sensex of the BSE, which opened at 29,482.83 points, provisionally closed at 29,585.85 points up 187.74 points or 0.64 percent from the previous close at 29,398.11 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 29,614.79 points and a low of 29,482.83 points during the intra-day trade.
The BSE market breadth was bullish -- with 1,783 advances and 1,045 declines.
On Wednesday, the benchmark indices were pulled lower by heavy selling pressure in IT and Teck (technology, media and entertainment) stocks, coupled with disappointing macro-economic data.
The NSE Nifty slipped by 2.20 points or 0.02 percent, to close at 9,084.80 points, while the BSE Sensex was marginally down 44.52 points or 0.15 percent at 29,398.11 points.
With Agency Inputs