Maintaining a positive trend for the second straight day and an upbeat mood for the weekend, the Sensex surged 180 points to 34,893.20 in early trade on Friday, as the May derivatives series took off on a strong footing amid encouraging earnings and positive Asian cues.
Persistent mover by domestic buyers fueled the uptrend, brokers said.
The 30-share Sensex, which gained 212.33 points in the last session added 179.60 points or 0.51 per cent at 34,893.20. All sectoral indices of BSE led by realty, banking and metal were in the positive zone, firming up by up to 1.07 per cent.
The NSE Nifty jumped 60 points, or 0.56 per cent, to 10,677.80.
Shares of Reliance Industries and Maruti Suzuki were higher by 2.66 per cent and 1.28 per cent ahead of earnings, to be announced later in the day.
Other gainers include Axis Bank, Yes Bank, ICICI Bank, Adani Bank, Tata Steel, L&T, Tata Motors, SBI, Dr Reddy's, sun Pharma and Bajaj Auto, rising up to 3.66 per cent.
Brokers said investors were busy in creating new positions following the beginning of the May futures and options (F&O) series that led to the rally in the market.
Moreover, encouraging quarterly corporate earnings so far and data showing that domestic institutional investors continued their buying activity, buoyed sentiment.
A rising trend in the rest of Asia following overnight positive leads from the Wall Street on solid earnings and a rebound in technology stocks as the US bond yields pulled back, accelerated buying activity, they added.
Meanwhile, on a net basis, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 684.11 crore, while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 1,056.34 crore on Thursday, provisional data showed.
Japan's Nikkei quoted 0.42 per cent higher while Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.31 per cent in the early part but China's Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.22 per cent.
The US market ended 0.99 per cent higher on Thursday.
(With inputs from agencies)