The BSE Sensex is currently trading at 19,445.26, up by 82.71 points or 0.43% after trading in a range of 19,454.84 and 19,179.33. There were 18 stocks advancing against 11 declines and one remains unchanged on the index.
The broader indices were trading in red; the BSE Mid cap index was down by 0.14% and Small cap index was down by 0.31%.
The top gaining sectoral indices on the BSE were, Bankex up by 1.11%, Realty up by 0.58%, Oil & Gas up by 0.57%, PSU up by 0.53% and FMCG up by 0.46%, while Consumer Durables down by 1.64%, Auto down by 0.30% and Heath Care down by 0.17% were top losers on the BSE.
The top gainers on the Sensex were Hindustan Unilever up by 2.42%, Maruti Suzuki up by 1.92%, SBI up by 1.69%, ICICI Bank up by 1.48% and ONGC up by 1.18%.
On the flip side, Gail India down by 2.35%, Bajaj Auto down by 1.61%, Tata Motors down by 1.20%, Bharti Airtel down by 1.15% and Jindal Steel down by 1.06% were top losers on the Sensex.