Two-wheeler stocks continued to gain, with Bajaj Auto, Hero Motocorp and TVS Motor gained 0.5-1 percent ahead April sales data while Maruti Suzuki lost 0.8 percent on profit booking.
Indian shares were almost unchanged on Wednesday as key corporate results including that of ICICI Bank Ltd (ICBK.NS) remained in focus, with investors also keeping an eye out for the outcome of a two-day policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
In today's early trade, the NSE Nifty too advanced by 32.50 points, or 0.34 per cent, to 9,346.30. The index witnessed a 174-point swing in intraday trade.
The Sensex touched a high of 30,020.59 points and a low of 29,846.57 points during the intra-day trade.
The BSE market breadth favoured a bearish mood - with 1,531 declines and 1,318 advances.
"Major Asian markets have ended on a positive note, barring Jakarta and Shanghai index".
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Among key global events, the US Federal Reserve is expected to hold interest rates steady at the end of its two-day rate review but may hint that it was on track to hike rates in June. IT space saw buying, and will take cues from tomorrow (Thursday)'s services PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index).
Sensex finished on a shortfall at 29,895 in its latest trading session today as investors waits for the upcoming US Fed rate calls.
According to Dhruv Desai, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Tradebulls, bearish USD/INR futures supported the Indian stock markets at lower levels.
Among the BSE sectoral indices, the realty index performed the best and was up 1.72%, followed by the information technology sector, which was 1.19% higher.
In contrast, the S&P BSE healthcare index fell by 116.76 points, the capital goods index was down by 99.47 points, and the metal index edged down by 64.52 points. Meanwhile, Lupin (-2.82%), Auro Pharma (-1.82), Tata Power (-1.79%) were the top losers on Nifty.