The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 48,750 levels, and the broader Nifty50 index topped the 14,700-mark. Asian Paints rose 11 per cent and was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Titan, SBI, and ITC gained 1 per cent, each. On the other hand, TCS, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Tech Mahindra fell 1 per cent, each.
All the Nifty sectoral indices, except Nifty IT index, traded with gains, led by Nifty PSU Bank index, up 2 per cent.
In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell 0.6 per cent, each.
A total of 41 companies, including the likes of Larsen & Toubro, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Cipla, Aditya Birla Capital, Just Dial, and Mindspace Business Parks REIT are scheduled to release their quarterly results today.