After a positive start and a subsequent fall into the negative zone, the market has edged up a bit in late morning trade today with select blue chips from automobile, capital goods and PSU sections moving up on fairly strong buying support.
The Sensex, which declined to 19,458.08, is currently at 19,537, up 50.20 points or 0.25% from its previous close. The Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange is up 9.70 points or 0.17% at 5940.60.
Realty and power stocks are off their early highs. Healthcare, bank and metal stocks are trading mixed, while FMCG and information technology stocks remain subdued.
Maruti Suzuki, up nearly 3%, is the top gainer in the Sensex. Coal India is trading higher by around 2.2%. Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bank of Baroda, BHEL, Bharti Airtel, State Bank of India, Larsen & Toubro, Siemens, Lupin, Tata Power and BPCl are also trading notably higher.