After a lower start, the 30-share index bounced back to touch intra-day high of 22,592.03 before settling at 22,445.12, a moderate rise of 41.23 points, or 0.18 percent. The index touched the session's low of 22,354.45. The gauge had lost 472.65 points in the past five sessions.
Similarly, the broad-based Nifty of the National Stock Exchange ended 4.55 points, or 0.07 percent higher at 6,699.35. It touched a high of 6,741.05 and a low of 6,680.45.
"The market has become volatile as participants prefer to book profits at every rise," said Manoj Choraria, a Delhi-based broker.
Reliance Industries surged by 1.82 percent, ONGC by 1.93 percent and ITC Ltd by 1.22 percent. These three carry the most weightage in the Sensex.
Larsen and Toubro continued its rising streak on funds buying and gathered another 1.62 percent. Of the 30 Sensex scrips, 17 rose while 13 ended lower.
Banking counters were back in demand after they retreated recently on profit-booking, while oil and gas sector stocks rebounded on emergence of buying at prevailing levels.
The oil and gas sector index gained the most by surging 1.53 percent to 9,697.33 followed by metal index by 1.21 percent to 9,959.13. Capital goods index rose by 0.91 percent to 12,011.27, while Banking index gained 0.40 percent to 14,749.12.


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