Mumbai, Aug 19 The Sensex on Monday opened slightly higher over gains by finance and banking stocks.Meanwhile, foreign portfolio investors sold shares worth a net of Rs 1,339.27 crore on Friday, while domestic institutional investors purchased shares worth Rs 1,058.28 crore, provisional data showed. On the currency front, the rupee appreciated 8 paise versus the dollar against its previous close to trade at 71.06 in early session.
At 9.32 a.m., the benchmark Sensex was trading 73.45 points or 0.20 per cent higher at 37,423.78.
It opened at 37,485.92, higher from its Friday’s close of 37,350.33.
The Nifty gained 46.35 points or 0.42 per cent to 11,094.15.
Among the Nifty50 stocks, 32 edged higher while 18 traded in the red.