Equity benchmarks continued to gain. The Sensex was up 90.23 points at 26439.33 and the Nifty rose 28.10 points to 8156.85.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 118.30 points at 26467.40 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 37.20 points at 8165.95 while the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 0.7 percent each.
About two shares advanced for every share falling on the exchange.
Sun TV Network was one of the top five most active stocks, down more than 3 percent on profit booking after rising 13 percent in previous session. However, Raj Television Network continued to rally, up 2 percent on top of 17 percent upside in previous session.
ITC and HUL fell more than 1 percent each while HDFC was the biggest gainer, up 3 percent after yesterday’s correction.