by 0.40-2.28 per cent.
However, European stocks were quoting nearly flat as cautious investors stayed away ahead of policy announcement from the US Federal and US growth data.
Moving back the local market, Cipla (2.69 pc), HUL (1.97 pc), RIL (1.87 pc), Tata Steel (1.75 pc), Wipro (1.72 pc), ONGC (1.61 pc), Sterlite Ind (1.41 pc) and ICICI Bank (1.11 pc) were major gainers in Sensex.
However, Gail India dropped by 3.35 per cent, followed by Tata Power (2.73 pc), L&T (1.92 pc), Jindal Steel (1.77 pc), Tata Motors (1.53 pc), Bharti Airtel (1.22 pc) and SBI (0.89 pc).
Among the sectoral indices, the BSE-Realty rose by 1.39 per cent, followed by BSE-CD (1.24 pc) and BSE-Oil&Gas (1.06 pc) while BSE-CG dropped by 1.24 per cent, BSE-power by 0.68 per cent and BSE-Auto by 0.49 per cent.
The market breadth continued to show negative trend as 1,219 stocks closed with losses while 969 ended with gains.
The total turnover dropped to Rs 2,074.56 crore from Rs 2,608.50 crore yesterday.
Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) continued its buying spree as they bought shares worth Rs 899.83 crore yesterday as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.