Mumbai, India (BBN) – The domestic share indices were trading marginally higher on Tuesday.
The 30-share index opened 12 points higher at 28,825.19 against the previous close of 28,812.88, reports The Hindu Business Line.
It traded between 28,867.93 and 28,797.21 in early trade.
At about 10:00am, the index was 38.97 points or 0.14 per cent higher at 28,851.85.
Similarly, the Nifty was up 12.25 points or 0.14 per cent at 8,908.95.
Of the 50 stocks, 32 advanced while 18 declined.
Bharti Airtel (+1.77 per cent), L&T (1.16 per cent), Bank of Baroda (1.03 per cent), Tech Mahindra (1.02 per cent) and Cipla (1.02 per cent) were the top gainers on the Nifty.
Idea, Coal India, HUL, ITC and Eicher Motors were the top losers, declining by up to 2.92 per cent.
Volatility index India Vix was quoting at 13.60, down 0.54 per cent.
Trading was cautious as investors awaited GDP data scheduled to be released later in the day amid firm global cues.
Barring Energy and FMCG, all the BSE sectoral indices led by capital goods, telecom, realty and healthcare were trading higher by up to 0.79 per cent.
The Sensex had lost 80.09 points in the previous session.
Brokers said buying by domestic institutional investors took off well today alongside a firming trend in other Asian markets.
US President Donald Trump’s speech at a joint session of Congress later in the day will also be keenly watched.
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was up 0.02 per cent, Japan’s Nikkei gained 0.69 per cent, while Shanghai Composite Index was up 0.13 per cent in early trade today.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.08 per cent higher in yesterday’s trade.