The 30-share index, which had gained 564.96 points in the past three sessions, rose further by 84.14 points, or 0.43 percent, to 19,313.98 points.
     
The wide-based Nifty of the National Stock Exchange moved up by 23.95 points, or 0.42 percent, to 5,723.25. Brokers said buying activity gathered momentum after
Tata Steel posted better-than-expected first quarter earnings and a firming trend in the Asian region.
    
Stock of Tata Steel climbed 6.45 per cent to Rs 256.70 in early trade, after the company's consolidated net profit for the April-June quarter zoomed 90.51 percent to Rs 1,139 crore.
      
Among Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose by 0.62 percent, while Japan's Nikkei by 1.14 percent in morning trade on Wednesday.

(Agencies)

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