Mumbai, February 10: Equity indices opened in the green on Thursday, with the Sensex jumping over 110 points, 111.34 points to 58,577.31 and Nifty up by 34 points to 17,497.80 in the opening session.
The Sensex was up 201.82 points (0.35%) at 58667.79 at 09:16 IST, and the Nifty was up 61.90 points (0.35%) at 17525.70, as of 9:16 am. About 1274 shares have increased in value, 678 shares have dropped in value, and 98 shares have remained steady.
At 9.30 a.m., the 30-scrip BSE Sensex was up by 75.29 points, or 0.13 percent at 58,541.26, while the 50-scrip NSE Nifty was trading at 17,490.35, up 0.15 percent or 26.55 points.
Furthermore, Nykaa shares dropped as much as 5.7 percent to Rs 1,744, as of 9:57 am.
The top Sensex gainers were PowerGrid, Infosys, HDFC Bank, Tata Steel, Kotak Bank, Wipro, Tech M, and L&T. Meanwhile, Asian Paints, Maruti, ICICI Bank, and IndusInd Bank were the top losers. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were flat in the broader markets, with the former up 0.01 percent and the latter down 0.1 percent, respectively.
Investors tried to analyse U.S. inflation, tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and the impact of the epidemic on Asian stocks, which mainly climbed on Thursday.
The Nikkei 225 benchmark in Japan increased 0.4 percent to 27,680.91. The S&P/ASX 200 in Australia rose 0.1 percent to 7,275.70. While Kospi in South Korea rose 0.1 percent to 2,771.88, the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong fell 0.1 percent to 24,803.59 and the Shanghai Composite stayed constant at 3,480.49.