Mumbai: The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex on Tuesday gained about 103 points in early trade on heavy foreign capital inflows as rise in advance tax collection indicated better earnings for the December quarter.
The 30-share index Sensex rose by 102.92 points, or 0.61 percent, to 17,200.47 points with stocks of metals, realty and auto sectors leading the recovery. The BSE barometer had ended 21.48 points down in the previous trading session.
The wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 22.70 points, or 0.44 percent, to 5,128.40 points.
Brokers said trading sentiments turned better after advance tax paid by companies suggested stronger earnings for the December quarter.
Stocks of the country`s most-valued firm Reliance Industries traded 0.50 percent higher at Rs 1,071.70 on pick up in buying activity by funds.
Other gainers were Sterlite Industries up 0.97 percent to Rs 845.35, Tata Steel by 1.64 percent to Rs 553.60, Hindalco by 1.57 percent to Rs 142.30, Tata Motors by 0.43 percent to Rs 713.50 and DLF Ltd by 0.82 percent to Rs 385.80.