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The BSE Capital Goods Index gained over 1 percent on Thursday in a broader market that ended flat a day before the annual budget.
Index counters like Kirloskar Bros, Thermax and Crompton Greaves gained over 3 percent each.
L&T shares gained 2.5 percent to close at 1536 rupees after a senior company official said the firm was expecting a contract worth around 80 billion rupees.
The sectoral index has dropped 5 percent this year. L&T has dropped over 8 percent in the same period.
The BSE real estate index gained nearly 1 percent on Wednesday even as the overall market ended 30 points lower.
Indiabulls Real Estate led the realty index and posted gains of over 4 percent. Parsvnath ended nearly 3 percent higher.
Realty stocks had a weak trading day on Wednesday with the sectoral index slipping 1 percent, even as the Sensex gained over 200 points tracking positive global cues.
Indiabulls Real Estate slipped 3.3 percent and was the top sectoral loser, while DLF and Unitech lost 1.3 percent and 0.7 percent respectively.
Export-focused software stocks did well on Tuesday, helping boost the BSE IT Index 2.5 percent to its second straight day of gains.
The broader market ended 0.6 percent up with financials being among the losers.
Sensex heavyweights Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro rose 2.9 percent, 1.4 percent and 2.4 percent respectively.
Jubilant Foodworks, which runs the Dominos Pizza outlets in India, made a strong trading debut on Monday, closing more than 50 percent above the issue price of 145 rupees.
Shares in the Indian fast food chain touched a high of 241.95 rupees during trade before closing at 229 rupees.