This positive market momentum reflected an overall sense of optimism and confidence in the financial markets.
The key Indian equity indices opened in the negative territory on Wednesday with the S&P BSE Sensex losing over 100 points.
Auto and metal stocks witnessed heavy selling pressure on the indices.
At 9.23 pm, the Sensex traded at 36,139.31 points, lower by 115.26 points or 0.32 per cent from the previous close of 36,254.57 points.
It had opened at 36,198.13, and so far it has touched an intra-day high of 36,203.12 and a low of 36,035.78 points.
The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange traded at 10,875.30, lower by 34.80 points or 0.32 per cent from the previous close of 10,910.10 points.