M&M was the top Sensex gainer, rising over 1 per cent, followed by Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), ICICI Bank, L&T, ITC, Tata consultancy services, Nestle India, HCL Tech and Axis Bank were among the other gainers. While, Tech Mahindra, Power Grid Corporation of India, Tata Steel, Dr Reddy’s labs and Sun Pharma were among the top Sensex laggards.
Nifty Bank was up over half a per cent at 36,129 and Nifty FMCG surges up 0.5 per cent to 36,728. On the global side, Asian shares were trading in losses. Besides Tokyo, bourses in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul were trading in red territory in mid-session deals.