Markets move up in afternoon trade (Second Lead)

Mumbai, April 24 (Inditop) Indian equities markets moved further into the green Friday afternoon, with a key index ruling 173.81 points higher about an hour before the closing bell.

The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 11,149.47 points, rose 173.81 points or 1.52 percent from its previous close to rule at 11,304.55 points.

Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) gained 1.29 percent from the previous close to trade at 3,467.75 points.

The BSE midcap index gained 1.59 percent, while the BSE smallcap index was up 1.71 percent.