A key index of the Indian equities markets went past the 14,000-mark on Wednesday, the first time this week, as buying interest picked up, especially in realty stocks. It was ruling 232 points above its last closing figure, about 90 minutes before closing bell.
Around 2 pm, the 30-scrip benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the Sensex, which opened higher at 13,917.27 points, was at 14,086.04 points -- 232.34 points or 1.68 per cent higher than Tuesday's closing figure.
Around the same time, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) too was ruling in the green, 1.77 per cent up at 4,184.2 points.
Broader market indices were doing better with the BSE midcap index trading 3.53 per cent higher and the BSE smallcap index moving up 3.89 per cent.