At close, the Sensex was up 221.52 points or 0.42% at 52773.05, and the Nifty was up 57.40 points or 0.36% at 15869.30. Asian Paints, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, IndusInd Bank, Infosys, HDFC Bank, Nestle India were among the top BSE Sensex gainers. On the contrary, Bajaj Finserv, Dr. Reddy’s, Titan Company, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Finance, Power Grid Corporation of India, TCS, Tech Mahindra were among the top draggers. About 1894 shares have advanced, 1256 shares declined, and 139 shares are unchanged. Sectorally, the Nifty Pharma, PSU Bank, and Metal indices were the losers on the NSE, down 0.8 percent, 0.26 percent, and 0.05 percent, respectively. On the upside, the Nifty Media index (up 2 percent) and the Nifty Realty index up 1.3 percent were the top gainers. The BSE MidCap index gained 0.6 percent higher and the BSE SmallCap index too gained 0.4 percent.