At 9:18 am, the Sensex was trading at 34,427, up 96.10 points, while the broader Nifty50 was ruling at 10,558, up 32.20 points.
The 30-share BSE Sensex closed up 95.61 points at 34,427.29 and the 50-share NSE Nifty rose 39.10 points to 10,565.30 while the broader markets outperformed frontliners, with the Nifty Midcap index rising 0.7 percent.
Sectorwise, the BSE Metal, Capital Goods and IT index gained 4.46 per cent, 1.06 per cent and 0.92 per cent, respectively, whereas selling was visible in The BSE Oil & Gas as well as Consumer Durables.
In global markets, China and Hong Kong stocks extended gains on Thursday, helped by robust gains in resources firms, as rising oil prices aided a rally across commodities.
Meanwhile, shares of state-run oil refiners tumbled and were the top percentage losers on the NSE index as oil prices remain close to late 2014-highs on the back of declining US crude inventories, while top exporter Saudi Arabia pushed for higher prices.
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"The recent tiresome phase in index is showing early sign of exhaustion thus profit booking is advisable on every rise".
Rising crude oil prices continued to hurt oil marketing companies including BPCL, HPCL and IOC, which slipped up to 7 per cent. Brent and WTI, which are now sitting at levels not seen since the end of 2014, edged up further in the global market.
TCS gained 1 percent while IndusInd Bank slid half a percent ahead of their Q4 earnings due today. PPCL fell 3.1%, HPCL 2.7%, International Olympic Committee 1.9%.
The Dow ended down 0.16%, while the S&P 500 gained 0.08 percent and the Nasdaq 0.19%.
Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors sold scrips worth Rs 915.71 crore, while the domestic institutional investors bought stocks worth Rs 869.70 crore, provisional data with the exchanges showed.