Large indexes are consolidating in line with global market while mid and small caps continue to rally.
The Sensex of the BSE after opening at 29,487.78 points, touched a high of 29,680.63 points and a low of 29,487.78 points.
In terms of investments, provisional data with the exchanges showed that the foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold scrip worth Rs 168.84 crore, while the domestic institutional investors (DIIs) purchased scrip worth Rs 8.82 crore.
Financial stocks, with the biggest weight on benchmark indices, ended mixed on Wednesday.
Shares of private lender Yes Bank, however, plunged 6.50% to Rs 1,501 after the asset quality of the bank slipped in the results declared yesterday.
Top losers in the Sensex-30 pack: ICICI Bank (down 2.9 per cent), Axis Bank (down 2.3 per cent), Sun Pharma (down 1.3 per cent), Power Grid (down 1.2 per cent) and NTPC (down 1 per cent).
Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 29,369.55 points, up by 32.98 points, or 0.11 per cent.
Mumbai: The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Tuesday opened on a higher note during the morning session of the trade.
Among BSE sectoral indices, realty index was the star-performer and was up 1.34 per cent, followed by consumer durables 0.72 per cent, infrastructure 0.46 per cent and oil & gas 0.36 per cent. Japan's Nikkei 225 was trading in green, up by 0.23 per cent, Hang Seng up by 0.34 per cent while South Korea's Kospi was up by 0.38 per cent. However, London's FTSE was down 0.09 per cent in early deals.
Market breadth was positive with 1,541 advances against 668 declines.
Major Sensex gainers on Thursday were: Gail, up 2.02 per cent at Rs 402.10; Adani Ports, up 1.83 per cent at Rs 331.65; HDFC, up 1.82 per cent at Rs 1,516.95; Maruti Suzuki, up 1.17 per cent at Rs 6,272.80; and TCS, up 1.16 per cent at Rs 2,328.35. On the other hand, banking index was down 0.73 per cent, metal 0.18 per cent, and power 0.08 per cent.
Total income (standalone) of the bank grew 29.4 percent to Rs 5,606.38 crore compared to Rs 4,331.11 crore in the corresponding period a year ago, the bank said in a regulatory filing.