LIVE market updates: The Indian benchmark indices added to their early gains and were trading over half a per cent higher in Thursday’s noon deals ahead of 44th Reliance Industries AGM and the monthly F&O expiry.
The S&P BSE Sensex was up 300 points, or 0.65 per cent, at 52,640 levels and the Nifty50 index topped the 15,750-mark. TCS, Infosys, and Tata Steel were the top Sensex gainers, while Bajaj Auto and NTPC were the top laggards.
Majority of the Nifty sectoral indices traded in the green, led by Nifty IT index, up 0.9 per cent.
In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index was flat while the SmallCap index ticked up 0.3 per cent.
A total of 97 companies, including ONGC, Ashok Leyland, Mishra Dhatu Nigam, and West Coast Paper Mills are scheduled to be released on Thursday.