Mumbai (Agencies): The Sensex on Tuesday which opened at 18,260.08 points closed at 18,265.62 points, 72 points up from its previous close at 18,273.8 points.

It had slipped to a low of 18,050.48 points in the morning and suddenly rose to a high of 18,361.66 points later in the day.

National Stock Exchange shut shop 0.41 per cent up at 5,478.55 points. 

Broader markets ended mixed, with the BSE midcap index closing 0.19 percent lower and the BSE smallcap index ending 0.6 percent up.