Mumbai: Building on gains for the fourth straight session, the benchmark Sensex gained about 51 points to 27,866 on Thursday on sustained buying by participants, tracking positive Asian indices.
The 30-share index, which had gained 688.28 points in the previous three sessions, was up 50.93 points, or 0.18%, at 27,866.14, led by consumer durables, power, capital goods, PSU, banking and metal.
The NSE Nifty was quoting a tad higher at 8,520.10 as against yesterday’s close of 8,519.50.
According to brokers, more bullish bets amid hopes of a positive start to Q1 earnings show and a firming trend in Asia tracking overnight gains in the US kept it going for the markets.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was up 0.14% while Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.76% in early trade today.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.13% higher on Wednesday.