New Delhi: Stock market opened in green on Friday ahead of the announcement of key macroeconomic data amidst positive global cues.
The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, opened at 35,287.99. The National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading up 41.95 points or 0.39 percent at 10,758.50 in early hours of trading.
The Sensex has so far touched a high of 35,379.26 and a low of 35,281.58 points.
The BSE market breadth was tilted towards the bulls with 679 advances and 522 declines.
Major gainers were Asian Paints, Dr Reddy's, L&T, ITC Ltd, TCS, Coal India, Infosys, Adani Ports, ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank, HDFC Ltd, NTPC, Wipro, Axis Bank and Maruti Suzuki, rising by up to 2.28 per cent.
Meanwhile, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 900.69 crore, while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 364.88 crore yesterday, as per provisional data.
Globally, Asian markets were trading higher, tracking gains on Wall Street overnight.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1.25 per cent and Japan's Nikkei was up 0.90 per cent in their early trade. China's main Shanghai Composite Index was flat.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.80 per cent higher yesterday.
With PTI Inputs