The Sensex and the Nifty ended the session on Wednesday with a gain of about 0.6 per cent on fresh buying by funds and retail investors on Wednesday amid firm European cues.

Domestic sentiment was buoyed by the back of higher growth and lower fiscal deficit targets announced by the Government in the pre-Budget Economic Survey released today.

The BSE benchmark Sensex surged 192 points at mid-session after the Economic Survey 2012-13 revealed that the economic growth is recovering.

The 30-share BSE index Sensex was up 137.27 points (0.72 per cent) at 19,152.41 and the 50-share NSE index Nifty was up 35.55 point (0.62 per cent) at 5,796.60.

Volume toppers were SBI, ICICI Bank, L&T, Tata Steel and RIL. Top five Sensex gainers were Bharti Airtel, L&T, M&M, ONGC and Bajaj Auto, while the top five losers were GAIL, Infosys, Tata Motors, Coal India and Hero MotoCorp.

Barring IT, TECk and Healthcare, all other BSE sectoral indices were trading in the green. Among them, Capital Goods index was up 2.41 per cent, followed by Realty 2.12 per cent and Oil & Gas 1.17 per cent.

On the other hand, IT index was down 0.96 per cent, followed by TECk 0.23 per cent and Healthcare 0.04 per cent.

European stocks rebounded ahead of Italy debt auction today. US futures were little changed while Asian shares fell.

(This article was published on February 27, 2013)
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