Suzlon Energy ended stronger by 7.2%.
Axis Bank gained a little over 6.5%. IDFC, BPCL, Sun Pharmaceuticals, SAIL, Ambuja Cements, Sesa Goa, Ranbaxy Laboratories, GAIL India and Punjab National Bank gained 3% - 6%. Dr Reddy's Laboratories, Kotak Bank, Reliance Power, Cairn India and Reliance Capital also signed off on a bright note.
The market breadth was pretty strong.
Out of 2968 stocks traded on BSE, as many as 2128 stocks closed with gains. 759 stocks declined and 81 stocks ended flat.
Among the stocks from the much broader BSE 500 index, 458 closed higher and 42 ended in negative territory.