Mumbai, Dec 4: Key Indian equity indices on Monday opened in green with healthy buying in consumer durables, auto and healthcare stocks.
The broader Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading at 44.65 points or 0.44 per cent at 10,166.45 points during early hours.
The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 32,968.02 points, traded at 32,957.44 points — up 124.50 points or 0.38 per cent — from Friday’s close.
The Sensex reached high of 33,008.47 points and a low of 32,955.49 during the intra-day trade so far.
The BSE market breadth was bullish — 1,054 advances and 343 declines.
On Friday, the benchmark indices were lower due to growing concerns over the country’s widening fiscal deficit, coupled with negative global cues and profit booking in auto, metal and oil and gas stocks.
The wider Nifty50 scaled down by 104.75 points or 1.02 per cent to close at 10,121.80 points, while Sensex closed at 32,832.94 points — 316.41 points or 0.95 per cent.