The market, which opened higher this morning on positive cues from Asia, continues to trade modestly up amid stock specific activity. Realty stocks are back in demand after suffering some sharp losses in the previous session. Select metal, consumer durables, bank and capital goods stocks are trading higher.
A few stocks from healthcare sector are up in positive territory with smart gains. Power, information technology, oil and automobile stocks are mostly subdued.
At 20,002, more than 50 points off the day's high, the Sensex is now up 20.42 points or 0.1% from its previous closing mark. The Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange is up 4.85 points or 0.08% at 6,053.35, off the day's high of 6069.80.
Bharti Airtel is trading stronger by over 4% at Rs 367, following the telecom major hiking voice call prices to account for rising costs. According to reports, Bharti Airtel is reducing free minutes by up to a quarter and has increased prices of some call vouchers for prepaid customers by Rs 5 - Rs 15.