Share/Stock Highlights: The benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) extended their gains and settled over 0.5 per cent higher on Tuesday led by gains in metals, automobile and realty stocks.
The S&P BSE Sensex climbed 383.21 points (0.63 per cent) to settle at 61,350.26 while the Nifty 50 rose 143.00 points (0.79 per cent) to end at 18,268.40.
On the Sensex, the gains were led by market heavyweight Reliance Industries (RIL), Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bajaj Finance and Tata Steel. On the other hand, ICICI Bank, Hindustan Unilever (HUL) and IndusInd Bank were among the laggards.
Among sectors, the NIfty Realty rose 3.62 per cent led by gains in Macrotech Developers, Brigade Enterprises and Sunteck Realty. Separately, the Nifty Metal index rallied 2.66 per cent led by APL Apollo Tubes and Hindustan Copper. The Nifty Auto too inched up 2.00 per cent driven by Tata Motors and TVS Motor Company.
(with inputs from agencies)