Ahead of Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s speech, domestic equity markets started Friday&’s trading session on a marginally higher note.

At 9.45 am, the Sensex at the Bombay Stocks Exchange (BSE) was trading 33 points higher at 27,869 while the Nifty at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading eight points up at 8,600.

In the broader markets, BSE Midcap index jumped 0.3 per cent while Smallcap index rose 0.2 per cent.

On Thursday, the Sensex had closed 224 points down at 27,836 and the Nifty had closed 58 points lower at 8,592.

Among the BSE sectoral indices, Consumer Durables index registered the biggest gain with a jump of 0.8 per cent while Capital Goods index became the top loser with a dip of 0.5 per cent.

Top gainers in the Sensex-30 pack: Tata Motors (up 1.4 per cent), Lupin (up 0.6 per cent), Reliance Industries (up 0.6 per cent), M&M (up 0.5 per cent) and Power Grid (up 0.5 per cent).

Top losers in the Sensex-30 pack: Adani Ports (down 1.8 per cent), Wipro (down 1.1 per cent), Asian Paints (down 0.9 per cent), L&T (down 0.7 per cent) and Dr Reddy&’s Labs (down 0.3 per cent).

Meanwhile, the Rupee was trading three paise down at 67.01 against the US Dollar.