In the mid-day session, Indian equity benchmarks remained buoyant, with frontline gauges edging closer to critical 17,150 (Nifty) and 57,200 (Sensex) levels.
Asian markets were trading mixed with Nikkei 225 surging 109.33 points or 0.41% to 26,700.11, KOSPI rose 12.44 points or 0.47% to 2,669.57, Taiwan Weighted strengthened 23.89 points or 0.14% to 16,644.79 and Hang Seng was up by 125.67 points or 0.63% to 19,995.01.
On the flip side; Jakarta Composite lost 18.42 points or 0.26% to 7,197.56, Straits Times fell 7.53 points or 0.23% to 3,332.06 and Shanghai Composite was down by 25.41 points or 0.87% to 2,903.10.
The Sensex is presently trading at 57,179.81, up 600 points or 1.06% from a low of 57,066.24 and a high of 57,333.49. On the index, 29 equities advanced while only one company declined.
The broader indices were trading in green with the BSE Midcap index rising 1.47%, while the Small cap index was up by 1.01%. The top gaining sectoral indices on the BSE were Auto up by 2.30%, Realty up by 2.20%, Power up by 2.02%, Utilities up by 1.85% and FMCG was up by 1.63%, while there were no losing sectoral indices on the BSE.
The top gainers on the Sensex were Mahindra & Mahindra up by 3.78%, Indusind Bank up by 3.46%, Bajaj Finance up by 2.53%, SBI up by 2.38% and Hindustan Unilever was up by 1.74%. On the flip side, Asian Paints down by 0.05% was the only loser.
The Nifty is presently trading at 17,144.10, up 190.15 points or 1.12% after trading in a range of 17,110.30 and 17,181.85. On the index, 46 equities advanced while only four stocks declined.
The top gainers on Nifty were Hero MotoCorp up by 3.73%, Mahindra & Mahindra up by 3.73%, Bajaj Auto up by 3.71%, Adani Ports up by 3.57% and Indusind Bank was up by 3.52%. On the flip side, ONGC was down by 1.62%, Apollo Hospital was down by 0.78%, Hindalco was down by 0.40% and Asian Paints was down by 0.02% were the top losers.