Markets book smart gains, Sensex up 193 points (Third Lead)April 1st, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Indian equities markets closed higher Wednesday after being in the red for a major part of the day as investors bought lower valued realty, IT and oil and gas stocks.
A key index closed almost 2 percent higher than its previous close, with gains being seen across a number of stocks and sectors.
The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 9,745.77 points, rose 193.49 points or 1.99 percent to close at 9,901.99 points.
Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) gained 1.47 percent from its last close to end trade at 3,065.45 points.
The BSE midcap index gained 1.88 percent, while the BSE smallcap index was up 2.87 percent.