Benchmark indices ended higher on April 11 with Nifty above 17,700 supported by buying across the sectors barring information technology.
At close, the Sensex was up 311.21 points or 0.52 percentat 60,157.72, and the Nifty was up 98.30 points or 0.56percentat 17,722.30. About 2,183 shares advanced, 1,260 shares declined, and 109 shares were unchanged.
Kotak Mahindra Bank, JSW Steel, Eicher Motors, Bajaj Auto and Tata Steel were among the major gainers on the Nifty, while losers included HCL Technologies, TCS, Infosys, Asian Paints and Wipro.
Among sectors, auto, bank, metal, oil & gas, power indices rose 1 percent each, while the IT index fellnearly 1 percent.
The BSE midcap index rose0.4 percent and the smallcap index gained 0.6 percent.