Mumbai, India (BBN)-The Nifty and the Sensex were trading marginally higher ahead of the monetary policy announcement by the RBI in the afternoon.
At 12:45pm, the 30-share BSE index Sensex was up 54.21 points or 0.21 per cent at 26,446.97 and the 50-share NSE index Nifty was up 21.5 points or 0.26 per cent at 8,164.65, reports The Hindu Business Line.
Among BSE sectoral indices, auto index gained the most by 0.99 per cent, oil & gas 0.94 per cent, PSU 0.77 per cent and realty 0.66 per cent. On the other hand, healthcare index was down 1.06 per cent, IT 0.4 per cent, TECk 0.32 per cent and FMCG 0.14 per cent.
Top five Sensex gainers were HDFC (+2.03%), Adani Ports (+1.95%), M&M (+1.34%), Hero MotoCorp (+1.26%) and Tata Motors (+1.16%), while the major losers were Sun Pharma (-4.82%), TCS (-0.93%), Lupin (-0.77%), Tata Steel (-0.63%) and Wipro (-0.39%).
A report by IFA Global said “Asian stock markets are trading in the green, with Hang Seng index trading higher by 70 points and Nikkei index trading higher by 73 points ahead of the important ECB policy statement that will be released tomorrow. US stock markets closed on a positive note. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed higher by 35 points and Nasdaq index closed higher by 24 points. US equities closed higher after factory orders showed growth of 2.7 per cent in October compared to a growth of 0.6 per cent in the previous month. European stock markets closed marginally higher, with FTSE closed higher by 33 points and CAC higher by 57 points. European markets ended the day higher after Q3 revised GDP for Euro zone came in line with expectation.”