(Reuters) - Indian shares ended higher on Wednesday, helped by gains in Reliance Industries and a surge in some public sector energy stocks, as investors waited for a cabinet meeting that will likely discuss stake sale in some government-owned companies.
The NSE Nifty 50 index ended 0.5% higher at 11,999.10, while the S&P BSE Sensex was 0.42% higher at40,623.90.
Reliance Industries closed 2.51% higher and had earlier hit a fresh peak of 1572.40 rupees.
Zee Entertainment Enterprises ended up 7.4% and was the top gainer on the Nifty 50 index. Bharti Infratel’s shares fell 3.85% and was the top loser.
Nifty energy stocks rose 1.4%, led by gains in Bharat Petroleum Corp, while the pharma index surged 3.26%.
Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V