Mumbai, December 22
Equity benchmarks began the trade on a positive note on Thursday, bouncing back from previous session’s decline, amid firm global market trends.
The 30-share BSE benchmark Sensex climbed 397.14 points to 61,464.38 in early trade. The broader NSE Nifty advanced 119.65 points to 18,318.75.
From the Sensex pack, Sun Pharma, HCL Technologies, Infosys, Bharti Airtel, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Wipro, Bajaj Finance, ITC and UltraTech Cement were the major winners.
IndusInd Bank, Tata Motors, Bajaj Finserv, Axis Bank, Tata Steel, Larsen & Toubro, Mahindra & Mahindra, NTPC and State Bank of India were among the laggards.
Elsewhere in Asia, equity markets in Seoul, Tokyo Shanghai and Hong Kong were trading in the green.
The BSE benchmark tumbled 635.05 points or 1.03 percent to settle at 61,067.24 on Wednesday. The Nifty declined 186.20 points or 1.01 percent to end at 18,199.10.
International oil benchmark Brent crude climbed 0.50 percent to USD 82.61 per barrel.
Foreign institutional investors offloaded shares worth Rs 1,119.11 crore on Wednesday, according to exchange data.