Mumbai, Dec 29: On the last trading day of the calendar year 2017, key Indian equity indices today opened in the positive territory with healthy buying in capital goods, consumer durables and auto stocks.
At 9.16 a.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded 27.60 points or 0.26 percent higher at 10,505.50 points — reclaiming the key 10,500-level, news agency IANS reported.
The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), which opened at 33,889.39 points, traded at 33,918.95 points — up 70.92 points or 0.21 percent — from its last session’s close.
The Sensex has reached a high of 33,947 points and a low of 33,889.39 during the intra-day trade so far.
The BSE market breadth indicated a bullish trend as 1,068 stocks advanced against 316 declines.
Yesterday, the benchmark indices — amid volatility — shut on a flat note with marginal losses on the day of derivatives expiry.
The Nifty50 dipped by 12.85 points or 0.12 percent to close at 10,477.90 points, while the Sensex) closed at 33,848.03 points — down 63.78 points or 0.19 percent.