New Delhi: Indian stock benchmarks began trading in green on Tuesday amid positive global signals. Asian equity markets tended to be higher, even as global investors’ attention remains focused on the prospect of US rate hikes in the coming months, after two years of unprecedented pandemic-driven policy easing.
Back home, as of 9:20 a.m., the 30-stock BSE Sensex package was up 157 points, or 0.26 percent, to 61,466, and the broader NSE Nifty moved up 43 points, or 0.25 percent, to 18,351.
Mid and small cap stocks were positive as the Nifty Midcap 100 index rose 0.42 percent and small cap stocks traded 0.24 percent higher.
On the stock-specific front, Sun Pharma was the best riser as the stock rose 1.51 percent to Rs 866.10. ITC, Coal India, Tech Mahindra and BPCL were also among the winners.
On the other hand, Eicher Motors, UltraTech Cements, Maruti, Shree Cement and Grasim Industries were among the losers.
Overall market size was positive as 1,945 shares rose while 900 shares fell on BSE.
On the 30-share BSE platform, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, Tech Mahindra, Kotak Mahindra Bank and ITC reap the most gains, with their shares rising a staggering 1.17 percent in early trading.
Maruti, Tata Steel, Asian Paints and Bharti Airtel were among the losers.
Meanwhile, the 30-share BSE Sensex was up 86 points, or 0.14 percent, to close Monday at 61,309, while the broader NSE Nifty was up 52 points, or 0.29 percent, to end at 18,308.