Led by good buying support for information technology (IT) and bank scrips, a benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading 76.94 points higher around the 2 p.m. trade session Monday.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened in the positive at 17,195.51 points, was ruling at 17,264.28 points around 2 p.m., up 0.45 percent or 76.94 points from its previous close at 17,187.34 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 17,359.18 points and low of 17,195.51 points in the intra-day trade. The Sensex midcap was up 19.71 points and the smallcap grew by 28.07 points.
The broad-based 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange was trading 0.35 percent or 18 points up at 5,227 points.
Sensex IT sectoral indices was up 105.63 points and bank indices gained 58.02 points.
Prominent Sensex gainers were reality major DLF, up 3.10 percent at Rs.187.80; TCS, up 2.91 percent at Rs.1,238; Infosys, up 2.22 percent at Rs.2,450; Hero MotoCorp, up 1.76 percent at Rs.2,222 and ICICI Bank, up 1.51 percent at Rs.882.
Major Sensex losers included Maruti Suzuki, down 2.23 percent at Rs.1,366; BHEL, down 1.96 percent at Rs.224.85; Mahindra and Mahindra, down 1.11 percent at Rs.706.85; and Sun Pharma, down 1.04 percent at Rs.593.