However, caution prevailed over the ongoing fourth quarter results season, coupled with mixed global cues and a marginally weak rupee.
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 32.90 points or 0.36 per cent to 9,136.40 points.
The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 29,358.59 points, provisionally closed at 29,422.39 points (at 3.30 p.m.) — up 85.82 points or 0.29 per cent from the previous close at 29,336.57 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 29,453.06 points and a low of 29,341.68 points during the intra-day trade.
The BSE market breadth was bullish — with 1,823 advances and 1,046 declines.
On Wednesday, the benchmark indices closed on a flat note on the back of prolonged outflow of foreign funds and heavy selling pressure in banking stocks.
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