Driven by a rally in banking stocks, the market closed the day in the green zone, with the Nifty reclaiming 9100. The rally was also seen on the back of domestic developments on the GST front. This, coupled with strong Asian market movements, pushed the indices higher here.At the close of market hours, the Sensex hiked 172.37 points at 29411.56, while the Nifty gained 61.55 points at 9100.80.
The market breadth through the day was positive but was seen narrowing with every trading hour. Over all 1,439 shares had advanced against a decline of 1,405 shares, while 207 shares remained unchanged.
The mid-cap indices also had a good day, with the BSE mid-cap index closed 0.72 percent higher, while the NSE mid-cap index clocked a record-high mark meanwhile, the Bank Nifty was nearly a percent higher at 21225.
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