TCS, Sterlite Ind, Sun Pharma and Axis Bank, who among the top gainers, were at 5.73 percent, 4.48 percent, 4.07 percent and 4.01 percent up respectively.
Reliance Infra, Sesa Goa, Bharti Airtel and HDFC, who among the top losers, were at 4.55 percent, 1.35 percent, 1.18 percent, 0.80 percent down respectively.
Sensex continues trading below 20k; RIL, HDFC dip
Despite their comperatively high trading on Jan 18, BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty hovered lower than their key psychological levels.
At 1:35 pm, the 30-share BSE Sensex was trading at 18,987, with gain of 105 points and the 50-share NSE Nifty rose 34 points to 5,688.
ONGC, Bharti, Reliance Industries, HDFC and L&T, who among from heavyweights, were on sellers' radar.
However, technology, finance, metal, who tried to gain 100 points at Sensex, supported the markets so far.
Sensex hovers around 19K; tech, FMCG up
Following continuous support from technology, metal, auto, FMCG, financial and select healthcare companies' shares, Sensex hovered around 19,000 level in the afternoon session.
At 12: 11 pm, the 50-share NSE Nifty was trading at 5,686, up 31.5 points and the 30-share BSE Sensex gained 100 points at 18,982, which lost about 25 points and 120 points from day's high.
Tata Coffee, Reliance Infra, Gitanjali Gems, SBI, Infosys, TCS, Tata Steel, Axis Bank and Tata Motors were most active shares on exchanges.
Polaris, Berger Paints, Glodyne Tech, ING Vysya Bank and Gujarat Flourochem, who among midcaps, gained 3.3-4 percent.
Elgi Equipments, Splash Media, Binny, Kiri Dyes Chemical and Sudarshan Chemical, who among smallcap space, jumped 4.7-6.4 percent.
Sensex touches 19K again; Nifty 5700
Following financial, metal, cement and metal stocks, markets began on a positive note on Tuesday, Jan 18. After a heavy sell-off in the previous week, Sensex again mounted to 19,000 level.
At 9:31 am, BSE Sensex got back above 19,000 level and NSE Nifty touched the 5700 level.
TCS rallied 3.8 percent post good set of numbers. Its Q3 consolidated net sales were up 4 percent at Rs 9,663.35 crore and net was up 9 percent at Rs 2,369.83 crore as against estimates of Rs 9653.82 crore and Rs 2203.250 crore, respectively.
Wipro was up 2 percent while Infosys was marginally in red.
SAIL, Tata Steel, Suzlon Energy, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Jaiprakash Associates, SBI, Hindalco, M&M and ACC, who among the frontliners, were on buyers' radar.