Indian shares end higher; IT stocks surge

Indian shares end higher; IT stocks surge

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 16:00 hrs

Feb 16 (Reuters) - Indian shares ended higher on Thursday, driven by gains in IT stocks after Tata Consultancy Services said its board would consider a share buyback plan next week.

The benchmark BSE index closed 0.52 percent up at 28,301.27. The broader NSE index rose 0.61 percent to 8,778.

Infosys ended 3 percent higher. Sun Pharmaceutical industries gained 4.2 percent.

For midday report see (Reporting by Tanvi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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