Equity benchmarks witnessed a strong trading session, with the Nifty closing above 9800-mark for the second consecutive session. In fact, it closed at kissing distance from 9900-mark.
The Sensex closed up 232.56 points at 32037.38, while the Nifty ended 75.60 points higher at 9891.70. The market breadth was narrow as 1,287 shares advanced against a decline of 1,432 shares, while 163 shares were unchanged.
Midcaps continued to trade steady, while FMCG and banks boosted the indices.
ITC, Bharti Airtel and Yes Bank gained the most on both indices, while ONGC, Asian Paints and IOC lost the most.