Mumbai : A benchmark index of Indian equities closed 153 points higher Monday on the back of last hour buying support in banking and auto stocks.
The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended 0.76 percent or 152.80 points higher at 20,309.69 points.
After losing over four percent last week, the index opened almost flat at 20,167.62 points and touched a high of 20,335.51 points and low of 20,046.60 in the intra-day trade.
At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the 50-share S&P CNX Nifty closed 0.82 percent or 49.95 points higher at 6,121.60 points.
Among gainers State Bank of India surged 4.41 percent to Rs.3,164.15; HDFC Bank rose 2.84 percent to Rs.2,385.20 and ICICI Bank closed 1.73 percent higher at Rs.1,223.25.
Mahindra and Mahindra jumped 3.30 percent to Rs.799.95.