The benchmark BSE Sensex snapped its six-day losing run after surging 359 points on Wednesday and rebounded from an almost eight-month low to 26,840.50 on value-buying in blue-chips, BHEL, Bajaj Auto and RIL, after MSCI's decision to defer inclusion of China's shares.THE P pack.
Overall, 29 out of 30 Sensex scrips gained, while Cipla closed a tad lower. The Sensex opened on a strong footing at 26,517.32 and continued its upward trend to hit day's high of 26,934.74 on across-the-board value buying in blue-chips.
However, due to profit-booking at higher levels, the index slipped at the fag-end and closed 359.25 points or 1.36 % higher at 26,840.50. Yesterday, the gauge had dropped 42 points to 26,481.25, taking its cumulative six days fall to 1,367.74 points.
The index had closed at 26,429.85 on October 20 last year.
The 50-share NSE Nifty halted its seven-session falling trend and reclaimed the 8,100-mark by surging 102.05 points or 1.27 per cent to close at 8,124.45."
A relief rally after seven consecutive selling trading session was witnessed at the bourses on the back of short covering, lower level buying," Jain said.
Stocks of BHEL emerged top gainers among 30-Sensex stocks by surging 4.21 % to Rs 251.40, followed by Wipro 3.60 % to Rs 563.30.
Among other Asian markets, China, Singapore and Taiwan ended higher, while Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea finished lower.