The CNX Nifty is currently trading at 5,874.90 up by 23.70 points or 0.41% after trading in a range of 5,876.05 and 5,791.75. There were 31 stocks advancing against 18 declines and one remains unchanged on the index.
The top gainers of the Nifty were Hindustan Unilever up by 2.65%, Maruti Suzuki up by 2.06%, SBI up by 1.84%, ICICI Bank up by 1.66% and Ranbaxy up by 1.64%.
On the flip side, GAIL down by 2.16%, Bajaj Auto down by 1.87%, Bharti Airtel down by 1.13%, Tata Motors down by 1.11% and Cairn down by 1.04% were the major losers on the index.
Most of the Asian equity indices were trading in red; Shanghai Composite down by 0.11%, Hang Seng declined 0.56%, Jakarta Composite tumbled 1.33%, KLSE Composite dipped 0.26%, Straits Times slipped 0.23%, KOSPI Composite dropped 0.05% and Taiwan Weighted was down by 0.55%.
On the other hand, Nikkei 225 was up 1.28% was the only gainer.