Sensex closes 144 points up
Benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange, Sensex, on Monday closed 144 points higher amid positive earnings results from a slew of companies, including some blue-chip firms like ICICI Bank, the country's largest private sector lender.
The 30-scrip sensitive index, which opened at 19,095.69 points, closed at 19,151.09 points (provisional) - 144.16 points or 0.76% up from its previous close at 19,007.53 points.
The 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange too shut shop in the green at 5,742.35 points, 45.45 points or 0.8% higher.
Broader markets also closed among gains as the BSE midcap index ended 0.81 percent up and the BSE smallcap index closed 0.78% higher.