Stock Market Highlights: Indian shares ended over 1.5 percent higher on Thursday led by gains in banking and media stocks. Meanwhile, Renewed US stimulus hopes kept the global markets lifted as well further aiding the sentiment. The Sensex ended 629 points higher at 38,697 while the Nifty rose 169 points to settle at 11,417. For the week, both indices were up over 3 percent each. Broader markets underperformed indices but were also up for the day. Nifty Midcap and Nifty Smallcap rose 0.8 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively.