Shares of Punjab National Bank (up 4.14 per cent), Axis Bank (up 3.45 per cent), ICICI Bank (up 3.33 per cent), Bank of Baroda (up 2.84 per cent) and IndusInd Bank (up 2.46 per cent) were among the top gainers.
While State Bank of India (down 0.14 per cent) was the sole loser in the index.
The Nifty Bank index was trading 2.01 per cent up at 27336.55 around 01:36PM.
Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index was up 149.50 points at 12413.05, while the BSE Sensex was up 537.52 points at 42430.58.
Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 42 were trading in the green, while 7 were in the red.
Shares of Vodafone Idea, YES Bank, SBI, PNB and BHEL were among the most traded shares on the NSE.
Shares of Divis Laboratories, Adani Enterpr., Voltas, KPR Mill and Tata Comm hit their fresh 52-week high in today’s trade, while Mittal Life Style Ltd., SITI Networks Ltd., Vikas Proppant & Granite Ltd., Jump Networks Ltd., AB Infrabuild Ltd., WABCO India Ltd., Laurus Labs Ltd., Gillanders Arbuthnot & Company Ltd., Tantia Constructions Ltd. and Infomedia Press Ltd. hit fresh 52-week low in trade.
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