Despite widening fiscal deficit and the partial shutdown of the U.S. government, the mood on the Indian bourses was fairly positive today.
Shrugging off an early morning setback, the market moved higher and ended on a firm note.
The Sensex ended at 19,527.89 (provisional) with a gain of 148.12 points or 0.76%.
The Nifty closed at 5785.30, up 50 points or 0.87%.
Bank stocks came back strongly after recent setback, and ended with impressive gains.
Realty and capital goods stocks too mostly ended with handsome gains.
Automobile stocks surged higher on fairly decent sales data.
Healthcare, consumer durables and IT stocks ended on a mixed note.
FMCG and metal stocks mostly ended flat.
Power and oil stocks traded weak.
Midcap and smallcap stocks had a good outing.
The market breadth was slightly positive.