Sensex shuts 158 points up (Second Lead)

Mumbai, Nov 23 ( A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets Monday shut shop 0.93 percent higher than its previous close.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) — which opened at 17,067.14 points against Friday’s close at 17,021.85 points — shut shop at 17,180.18 points, closing 158.33 points or 0.93 percent higher.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty closed at 5103.55 points, against the previous close at 5,052.45 points, a gain of 1.01 percent.

Broader market indices also ended in the green with the BSE midcap index up 0.31 percent and the BSE smallcap index closing 0.84 percent higher.