Mumbai: After Wednesday’s fall, the stock market has again increased today. At the close of trading today, the BSE benchmark Sensex rose 488 points, while the National Stock Exchange’s index Nifty rose 162 points. The Sensex closed at 52,311 points with a gain of 0.94 per cent today. Nifty rose 1.06 per cent to reach 15,576 points.

The BSE benchmark Sensex opened 150 points higher at 51,972.75 points today. Meanwhile, broad-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose 38 points. Nifty opened at 15,451.55. There was a fall in the stock market on Wednesday. After that today Sensex and Nifty have seen gains.

At the close of trading today, shares of 2,037 companies rose and 1,188 fell. Shares of 123 companies remained unchanged today. The rupee had gained marginally at 78.31 against the dollar in yesterday’s trade. The rupee had closed at 78.38 on Wednesday.