Equity benchmark indices extended gains in the afternoon trade after fresh buying was seen in metal, media, banking and auto index. The Nifty is currently trading above the 11,050 level, up 139 points.
India VIX is down 7.87% at 16.37.
The Sensex was up 459 points at 37,417. Among secondary barometers, the BSE Mid-Cap index was up 0.78% and the BSE Small-Cap index was up 0.32%.
The most active stocks are HDFC Life, Reliance Industries, Indiabulls Housing, YES Bank and Bajaj Finance.
The market breadth remained positive. On BSE, 1,244 shares rose and 1065 shares fell. A total of 133 shares were unchanged.
IDBI Bank rose 1.49% ahead of its Q1 result today.
Shares of diversified major Grasim Industries gained 2.08% ahead of its Q1 result today.
On the domestic macro front, CPI inflation was steady at 3.15% in July 2019 as compared with 3.18% in June 2019.
Glenmark Pharma, NALCO, NCC, Cadila Healthcare, Bharat Forge, Tata Power, Bosch, Tata Elxsi and Britannia Industries has hit a 52-week low in today’s trade.