Benchmark indices open in the green, IT companies gain

Equity indices made a positive start to the session, taking positive cues from Asian markets. The gains were led by IT companies, RIL, HDFC, ICICI.

At 9:44 AM, the BSE Sensex was trading at 33,758, up 54 points, while the broader Nifty50 was ruling at 10,369, up 9 points.

In the broader market, the BSE Midcap and the BSE Smallcap indices rose 0.12% and 0.20% respectively.

Eros Intl surges, as RIL to acquire 5% stake in parent.

Biocon slumps on USFDA observations for Malaysia unit.

Max India shares up 2.4%, company may buy more stake in Max Healthcare.

Fortis Health shares down 3%, lenders invoke pledge on promoter co. shares.

Dilip Buildcon's shares up 3%, company lowest bidder in Rs380cr order.

Atul Auto's shares up 3%, as HDFC MF buys 2.06% stake in company.

Tech Mahindra (+2.2%), HCL Tech (+1.7%), Dr Reddy (+1%), TCS and Eichers Motors (+0.9%) were the top gainers on Nifty50.

Hindalco (-3.3%), BPCL (-2.3%), Vedanta (-1.6%), Coal India (-1.5%) and Bajaj Finance (-1.5%) were the top losers in today’s trade.

A total of 5 stocks registered a fresh 52-week high in trade today, while 21 stocks touched a new 52-week low on the NSE.

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