HDFC twins lift indices; Sensex up 601 pts, Nifty tops 11,650

 HDFC twins lift indices; Sensex up 601 pts, Nifty tops 11,650

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The Indian stock market ended over one per cent higher on Tuesday, led by healthy buying in counters such as HDFC, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Infosys, and Asian Paints.
The S&P BSE Sensex gained 601 points, or 1.54 per cent to settle at 39,575 levels and the Nifty50 index ended above the 11,650 mark at 11,662, up 159 points, or 1.38 per cent.
HDFC (up over 8%) and Induslnd Bank (up over 3%) were the top Sensex gainers, followed by M&M (up 3%), and Asian Paints (up 3%). On the other hand, Tata Steel (down over 1 per cent) ended as the biggest loser on the index.

The trend among Nifty sectoral indices was largely positive, led by the Nifty Financial Services index, up over 3 per cent.
In the broader market, the S&P MidCap and SmallCap indexes ended 0.59 per cent and 0.55 per cent higher, respectively.

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