Following increases in Realty, Basic Materials, and IT sectors, Indian equities markets maintained their upward trend in the lunchtime session. Blue-chip companies like NTPC, Indusind Bank, and Wipro saw healthy purchasing.

On the global front, Asian markets were trading mostly lower with Hang Seng decreasing 260.63 points or 1.09% to 23,546.37, Shanghai Composite declined 9.65 points or 0.28% to 3,384.60, Straits Times trembled 1.90 points or 0.06% to 3,258.13 and Jakarta Composite was down by 0.82 points or 0.01% to 6,610.34. On the other hand, KOSPI rose 48.85 points or 1.87% to 2,663.34 and Nikkei 225 was up by 547.04 points or 2.09% to 26,717.34.

The Sensex is now trading at 58064.93, up 787.99 points or 1.38% after fluctuating between 57570.31 and 58084.33. On the index, 28 equities advanced while only two declined.

The broader indices were trading in green with the BSE Midcap index rising 2.70%, while the Small cap index was up by 2.47%. The top gaining sectoral indices on the BSE were Realty up by 3.03%, Basic Materials up by 2.66%, IT up by 2.55%, Metal up by 2.36% and Healthcare was up by 2.35%, while there were no losing sectoral indices on the BSE.

The top gainers on the Sensex were NTPC up by 6.04%, Indusind Bank up by 3.95%, Wipro up by 3.20%, Sun Pharma up by 3.06% and Mahindra & Mahindra was up by 3.04%. On the flip side, Maruti Suzuki down by 1.42% and Power Grid was down by 0.58% were the top losers

The Nifty is presently trading at 17366.30, up 256.15 points or 1.50% after ranging between 17206.30 and 17373.50. On the index, 48 equities advanced while only two declined.

The top gainers on Nifty were NTPC up by 5.96%, Indusind Bank up by 3.99%, UPL up by 3.50%, Wipro up by 3.34% and ONGC up by 3.32%. On the flip side, Maruti Suzuki down by 1.43% and Power Grid Corp down by 0.67% were the top losers.