On Thursday, BSE's MidCap index hit a fresh lifetime high on the back of broad-based buying in early deals. The S&P BSE Midcap index touched the high of 18,974.33 after opening at 18,903.75.
Other top gainers included IDFC First Bank, LIC Housing Finance, SAIL, Godrej Properties and Adani Enterprises.
Large-cap index- Sensex- was also trading 250 points higher, up at 48,420 levels. IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, State Bank of India, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), ICICI Bank, and Mahindra & Mahindra were the lead gainers on Sensex.
The SmallCap index also gained 1.17%.
Foreign institutional investment, vaccine cheer, gains in the global markets and general optimism on pickup in economic activity have been keeping investor optimism high.