on Wednesday hovered near their lifetime peaks logged earlier in the session, with both the benchmark indices trading over 1 per cent higher.
Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex was trading 540 points up at 50,330 levels. The broader Nifty50 index was conquered the 14,800-mark. IndusInd Bank surged 8 per cent and was the top Sensex gainer, followed by PowerGrid, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Sun Pharma (all up 4%).
The trend among Nifty sectoral indices was mixed, with the Nifty Pharma index, up 3 per cent, leading the gainers.
The broader markets, meanwhile, outran their benchmark peers, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes up 1.4 per cent and 1.3 per cent, respectively.
Meanwhile, shares of Home First Finance listed at the bourses today at 19.45 premium to their issue price of Rs 518.
A total of 88 companies, including Bharti Airtel, Adani Enterprises, Jubilant FoodWorks, and VIP Industries are slated to announce their quarterly earnings today.