Among the benchmark indices, the S&P BSE Sensex was trading 150 points, or 0.38 per cent, up at 39,620 levels. Earlier in the session, the index had briefly reclaiming the psychological level of 40,000. The Nifty50 index hovered around 11,720 levels. ONGC (up 5%), Tech Mahindra (up 2%), and HDFC and
(both up 1%) were among the top Sensex gainers. On the other hand, Bharti Airtel and Maruti Suzuki dipped 1 per cent.
The Nifty sectoral indices were trading mixed, with the Nifty IT index, up 1 per cent, leading the list of gainers.
The broader market, on the other hand, underperformed the benchmarks. The S&P BSE MidCap index and SmallCap index were trading 0.5 and 0.7 per cent lower, respectively.