The benchmark Sensex gained over 77 points on the Bombay Stock Exchange on Tuesday, on funds buying amid market players unwinding their long pending positions.
The Sensex, which gained 417 points in previous day's trading, added another 76.81 points, or 0.52 per cent at 14,919.19 as speculators indulged in clearing their pending positions ahead of the ending August futures positions.
At one stage, the Sensex had notched up over 100 points on fresh purchases by general investors.
Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose by 18.10 points, or 0.42 per cent to 4320.70. It moved between 4329.15 and 4280.60 points during the day.
The squaring up business was significantly higher ahead of the expiry of current future and option contracts that reports of a weak global trend failed to touch the markets.
The maximum support was extended by oil and gas segment stocks by 113.37 points at 7839.17 followed by metal segment index by 110.63 points at 10,748.27. IT sector index rose by 85.37 points at 4558.76, realty index by 48.54 points at 7196.01 and capital goods index by 37.20 points at 13,117.22.