LIVE market updates: The Indian benchmark indices extended their early gains in Monday’s noon deals, with major contribution from heavyweight Reliance Industries.
Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex traded around 51,780 levels, up 360 points. Earlier, the index slid to as low as 51,180 in intra-day deals. The broader Nifty50 index, meanwhile, logged a fresh lifetime high in intra-day deals and topped the 15,550-mark. Reliance Industries rose 3 per cent and was the top Sensex gainer, followed by ICICI Bank (up 2%). On the other hand, Mahindra & Mahindra fell 6 per cent and was the top Sensex laggard.
The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with Nifty Auto index, down 1 per cent, being the top laggard.
In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index was up 0.53 per cent while the SmallCap index rose 0.68 per cent.