The market continued to see buying interest with the Sensex rising 182.66 points to 24521.09 and the Nifty up 58.10 points to 7462.10. About 1378 shares advanced against 1106 declining shares on the BSE.
SpiceJet, Tata Steel, Jet Airways, Trent, Eicher Motors, ICICI Bank and Maruti Suzuki were most active shares on exchanges.
Lupin rallied 5 percent following better-than-expected earnings in Q3. Tata Motors, Axis Bank, SBI, Hero Motocorp, Cipla and Hindalo surged 2-3 percent while Adani Ports, GAIL and Maruti were down 2-4 percent.
The market has cooled off a bit. The Sensex is up 140.40 points or 0.6 percent at 24478.83, and the Nifty is up 48.95 points or 0.7 percent at 7452.95. About 1298 shares have advanced, 1050 shares declined, and 152 shares are unchanged.
Hindalco, Axis Bank, Hindalco, Tata Motors, Cipla and Tata Motors are top gainers in the Sensex. Eicher Motors is up 8.4 percent after announcing Decmeber quarter results.