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The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex was ruling in the positive as buying took place in frontline stocks.
Scrips from capital goods and banking remained up, whereas real estate, FMCG and PSU witnessed selling activity.
At 12:54 p. m., the Sensex gained 91.67 points (0.51%) to trade at 18,085 with 17 components in the green zone.
In the meantime, the broad-based Nifty remained up by 34.95 points (0.65%) to rule at 5,421.50 with 30 components in the positive.
Today, the BSE Sensex belled the day at 18,016.43 after surging 23.10 points, whilst the Nifty commenced at 5,385.10.
The top gainers list consisted of ICICI Bank, which surged 2.26%, L&T zoomed 1.96%, HDFC rose 1.53%, Cipla climbed 1.21%, RIL increased 1.10% and HDFC remained up by 1.05%.
In contrast, the major losers' list included DLF, which dropped 1.68%, Hindalco shed 1.46%, HUL declined 1.12%, Rel Energy slipped 1.02%, TCS lost 0.63%, and RComm shed 0.61%.
Among sectoral indices, the Bankex index gained 177.53 points; the Capital Goods index surged 167.37 points and the Consumer Durables index climbed 52.69 points.
On the other hand, the Realty index remained weak and slipped 25.28 points.
Market breadth was pessimistic with 1,229 progressions as compared to 1,308 declinations.