Mumbai, India (BBN)-Lacklustre trading in the Nifty and the Sensex continued as participants were yet to return to active trading after the holiday week.
At 11 am, the 30-share BSE index Sensex was up 23.97 points or 0.09 per cent at 26,619.42 and the 50-share NSE index Nifty was up 12.35 points or 0.15 per cent at 8,191.85, reports The Hindu Business Line.
All the broader and sectoral indices were trading flat. Volatility was up 2.95 per cent with the India Vix quoting at 16.2975.
Among BSE sectoral indices, consumer durables index gained the most by 2.58 per cent, oil & gas 1.61 per cent, PSU 1.45per cent and power 1.08 per cent.
On the other hand, IT index was down 0.6 per cent, TECk 0.57 per cent and auto 0.04
Top five Sensex gainers were Power Grid (+2.45%), Axis Bank (+1.87%), ITC (+1.55%), ICICI Bank (+0.97%) and SBI (+0.82%), while the major losers were Infosys (-1.48%), Bharti Airtel (-.0.88%), Hero MotoCorp (-0.75%), Wipro (-0.55%) and M&M (-0.4%).
Early trade
The Nifty and the Sensex opened flat to positive but slipped into the red in early trade.
The Nifty opened 16 points up at 8,196, while the Sensex opened 22 points up at 26,617.
Global markets marched confidently into 2017 on Tuesday, with Asian stocks extending gains after European shares surged to their highest in a year, while the dollar resumed its climb after last week’s stumble.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.4 per cent as most regional markets reopened after the New Year holiday.
It ended 2016 with a 3.7 per cent gain, its best year in four.