Sensex and Nifty recorded their second straight weekly gains by rising 276.77 points, or 0.91 per cent, and 27 points, or 0.28 per cent, respectively.
The NSE Nifty scaled a new high of 9,532.60 points, and the BSE Sensex of 30,692.45 points.
The 30-share barometer was up 125.76 points, or 0.50 per cent, at 25,227.49, with sectoral indices in healthcare, capital goods, auto, banking, FMCG, power and IT leading the recovery.
The 30-share Sensex, which lost 461 points in the previous session, fell by another 55.65 points, or 0.21 per cent, to 25,547.45.
Taking note of improvement in the labour market, the US central bank cited slower economic growth for its policy move while signalling faith in outlook of the economy.
The benchmark Sensex surged over 137 points in early trade today as investors built more bets amid increased foreign fund inflows.
Equities jumped for a second straight session today, led by gains in auto stocks on forecast of an ‘above normal’ rains this year, following back-to-back monsoon failures, while domestic investors and foreign funds increased buying ahead of key macroeconomic data due later in the day.
Buoyed by expectations of a good monsoon this year, the BSE Sensex regained the 25,000-mark today by rebounding 348 points to snap its two-day losing run, as investors widened their bets in bank and IT sectors in the last two hours of the session.
The 30-share barometer fell 53.77 points or 0.22 per cent to 24,631.65 with IT, teck, consumer durables, oils and gas, auto and banking stocks leading the fall.
The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 92 points and the NSE Nifty dipped below the 7,600-mark in early trade on selling in auto, FMCG, banking, capital goods and consumer durables stocks.
The benchmark BSE Sensex fell 49 points in early trade today, weighed down by losses in healthcare, IT and consumer durables, amid a weak trend in Asian markets.
The benchmark Sensex opened today on a positive note after a long break by gaining over 95 points to 25,432.94, extending its rise for the fifth straight session, as investors widened bets on increased foreign fund inflows and positive Asian cues.
For the week, the Sensex climbed 384.82 points, or 1.54 per cent, while NSE Nifty surged 112.15 points, or 1.47 per cent, amid expectations that the Reserve Bank would reduce interest rates at its policy review meet on April 5.
The benchmark BSE Sensex regained the 25,000-mark by surging over 145 points in early session today, mostly driven by widespread buying by investors as well as foreign funds amid firm Asian cues.
The benchmark BSE Sensex today jumped by 275 points to settle at an over two-month high of 24,952.74 and also logged its third weekly gain as foreign funds continued to pump in money amid a firm global cues