New Delhi: Markets opened in the positive zone on Thursday amidst positive global cues.
The BSE Sensex, which had closed at 35,387.88 points jumped 100 points while the Nse Nifty was trading above 10,750 in opening trade.
Minutes into the trading Sensex was up 59.98 points or 0.17 percent up at 35,447.86. Nifty was trading 14.90 points or 0.14 percent up at 10,756.00.
Major movers in the Sensex kitty included Coal India, Power Grid, SBIN, Wipro, Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Infosys, TCS, Sun Pharma, Kotak Bank, ICICI Bank and M&M, rising up to 1.45 percent.
Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 229.06 crore, while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 699.22 crore yesterday, as per provisional data.
The rupee firmed up by 10 paise to 67.70 against the US dollar in early trade on increased selling of the American currency by banks and exporters amid the greenback's weakness against some currencies overseas.
Asian shares held steady on Thursday. In equity markets, MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed, while Japan`s Nikkei gained 0.4 percent and South Korea`s KOSPI rose 0.4 percent.
With PTI Inputs