The Nifty50 index was ruling at 10,859, up 73 points, while the BSE Sensex was trading at 35,437, up 355 points.
Shares of Panacea Biotec rose over 8% after the company inked two long-term agreements with Serum Institute. HDFC Bank has crossed its M-Cap of Rs. 5.00 lakh cr, retaining the third position after RIL and TCS.
Nifty toppers include HDFC Bank (+2.7%), HDFC (+2.31%), ITC (+2.33%), IndusInd Bank (+2.26%) and Yes Bank (+2.41%), while losers were Infratel (-4.53%), Vedanta (- 2.31%), Hindalco (-2.34%), Tata Steel (-2.14%) and HPCL (-1.81%) in today’s trade.
Among 2,011 stocks traded on the NSE, 888 stocks advanced, against 777 declines and 346 remained unchanged today.