Mumbai, Apr 8 (UNI) Extending gains for the third straight session, the BSE Sensex on Thursday advanced 84.45 pts at 49,746.21 following gains in Materials, Metal, Technology and Realty stocks.
The Nifty too rose by 54.75 pts to 14,873.80.
Despite high oscillation, the equity market ended in green only, as the Sensex went up by 224 pts to 49,885.26 in opening trade.
During the day it was breached 50K level to 50,118.08, days high, surging 457 pts.
In late trade, it erased earlier gains, but finished positive only at 49,746.21, up 84.45 pts from its previous close.
Meantime, it fell by 80 pts to 49,581.61, days low.
The Sensex registered days high and low at 50,118.08 and 49,581.61 pts respectively.
The Nifty recorded days high and low at 14,984.15 and 14,821.10 pts respectively.
The sectoral indices like Materials, Metal, Industrials and Realty stocks kept the rally intact.
The scrips that shone were Ultracemco, Titan, Tech Mahindra, Nestle India and TCS while ONGC, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Auto and Axis Bank were down.
The Mid Cap rose by 0.60 pc and Small Cap by 0.73 pc.
In 30 scrips, 15 advanced while 15 declined.