Rel Capital, GAIL, BPCL and Reliance Comm, who among the top gainers, were at 9.72 percent, 4.58 percent, 4.51 percent and 4.31 percent up respectively.
Suzlon Energy, ONGC and Bharti Airtel, who among the top losers, were at 2.42 percent, 0.37 percent and 0.25 percent down respectively.
Sensex trades above 18K; Nifty gains 44 pts
At 2:33 pm, the 30-share BSE Sensex was trading at 18,300, up 127 points and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 44 points at 5,489. However, European markets like FTSE and CAC declined 0.5 percent; DAX plunged over 1.5 percent.
Tata Power, Reliance Communications, Tata Steel, Reliance Industries, Reliance Infrastructure, GAIL, BPCL and SAIL, who among frontliners, rallied 2-4 percent.
However, Maruti Suzuki, BHEL, Bharti Airtel, Tata Motors and Hero Honda slipped 0.5-1 percent. Suzlon Energy tanked over 3 percent.
Sensex gains 100 pts; ADAG, tech up
Following the consistent buying in financial, oil & gas, infrastructure, metal, healthcare, technology and Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) companies' shares, Nifty again hit 5500 level and Sensex gained 100 points during noon trade.
At 12:22 pm, the 30-share BSE Sensex went up 130 points to 18,304 and the 50-share NSE Nifty climbed 42 points to 5,487. The broader indices were marginally in green today.
Heavyweights Reliance Industries, NTPC, HDFC, Infosys, ICICI Bank, Wipro and L&T gained 1-2 percent. Among others, ONGC, SBI, TCS, ITC and HDFC Bank gained 0.4 percent each.
However, auto stocks like Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki and Bajaj Auto were on sellers' radar with 1 percent fall.
Markets begin on +Ve note; Crude oil prices support
Markets had crashed over the news of massive earthquake followed by tsunmai last week. But on Monday, Mar 14, it seems that it has over come the first aftershock. Following the cooling of crude oil prices, NSE Nifty began trading on a flat note with a positive bias.
At 9:51 am, the 30-share BSE Sensex gained 58 points at 18,232 and the 50-share NSE Nifty went up 22 points to 5,467.
Reliance Communications, Reliance Infrastructure, Reliance Capital, Reliance Industries, ONGC, Suzlon, NTPC, SBI, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, ACC and Tata Steel, who among the frontliners, were eading the markets higher.
However, TCS, Infosys, Tata Motors, Maruti, Cipla, Sun Pharma, L&T, Sesa Goa, Kotak Mahindra Bank and HDFC Bank were witnessing selling pressure in early trade.