| New Delhi
Despite mixed Asian equity markets, domestic benchmark indices snapped three-session losing streak and registered gains in the first hour of trade on Tuesday.
At 9.45 am, the Sensex was trading 235 points or 0.80 per cent higher at 29,649 while the Nifty50 was trading 66 points or 0.72 per cent up at 9,205.
Broader markets again outperformed the front liners. BSE Midcap and BSE Smallcap indices climbed 0.8 per cent and 1 per cent respectively.
All the BSE sectoral indices, except Realty index, were trading in the positive zone with Metal index leading the gains, up 2.2 per cent. Power (up 1.2 per cent), Bankex (up 1 per cent) and Oil & Gas (up 0.9 per cent) indices were other notable gainers. Realty index slipped 0.1.
On Monday, the BSE Sensex closed 48 points or 0.16 per cent down at 29,414 while the NSE Nifty ended 12 points or 0.12 per cent lower at 9,139.
Top gainers in the Sensex-30 pack: Adani Ports (up 3.4 per cent), Tata Steel (up 2.2 per cent), Gail (up 1.9 per cent), ITC (up 1.3 per cent) and NTPC (up 1.3 per cent).
Top losers in the Sensex-30 pack: Coal India (down 0.8 per cent), M&M (down 0.4 per cent), Sun Pharma (down 0.4 per cent), Cipla (down 0.2 per cent) and Bharti Airtel (down 0.1 per cent).
The Rupee was trading six paise down at 64.63 against the US Dollar.
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