The S&P BSE Sensex gained 320 points at 44,450 levels and the broader Nifty50 index hit the psychological level of 13,000 for the first time ever. Maruti Suzuki gained 2 per cent and was the top Sensex gainer. Besides, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Larsen & Toubro, ICICI Bank, and Mahindra & Mahindra also gained 1 per cent, each.
All the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the green, led by Nifty Bank index, up 1.3 per cent.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were trading 0.6 per cent and 0.9 per cent, respectively.