Among the benchmark indices, the S&P BSE Sensex rose 30 points to around 38,060 levels, after earlier falling as low as 37,787 levels. The Nifty50 index hovered around the 11,200-mark. Asian Paints (up 4%), IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance (both up 2%) were the top Sensex gainers. On the other hand, HCL Tech and Titan slipped 2 per cent each.
The trend among Nifty sectoral indices was mixed, with the Nifty Auto index, up 1 per cent, leading the list of gainers.
The broader market outperformed their benchmark peers after changes in circuit limits for about 650 companies became effective today. The S&P BSE MidCap index rose 1.45 per cent and the SmallCap index gained 0.9 per cent.