MUMBAI: The quarterly earnings due to start this week provided markets a crucial leg-up on Monday as the Sensex recouped 125 points and the Nifty topped 9,200 again amid a mixed Asian scenario.
However, a sense of caution ahead of key economic data kept mood tempered.
The 30-share index traded up by 124.71 points, or 0.41 per cent, at 29,831.32, as all indices led by oil and gas, PSU and capital goods came good, rising by up to 1.34 per cent.
The gauge had fallen 267.63 points in the previous two sessions.
The NSE Nifty-50 index was trading higher by 27.35 points, or 0.29 per cent, at 9,225.65.
Traders said cautious investors lapped up select blue-chips ahead of key economic numbers -- industrial production (IIP) for February and consumer inflation for March are to be released on Wednesday. A mixed trend in Asia had a bearing too.
IT heavyweight Infosys will kick off the earnings season as it gets ready to announce its fourth quarter and annual results on Thursday.
It is going to be a holiday-shortened week as market will remain shut on Friday on account of Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.06 per cent while Japan's Nikkei gained 0.65 per cent in early trade today. China's Shanghai Composite shed 0.28 per cent.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.03 per cent lower on Friday.