Benchmark indices were trading marginally higher on fresh spell of buying after new data indicated to steady growth in the U.S economy. The shares of Tata Motors, L&T and ONGC rose, while the shares of Coal India and Power Grid fell.
The BSE index Sensex was up 178.85 points at 33,935.13 and the NSE index Nifty 50 index was up 42.60 points at 10,482.90 in later morning hours.
Top five Sensex gainers include stocks of ONGC, Maruti, Bharti Airtel, M&M and Tata Motors, while the major losers were Coal India, Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto and IndusInd Bank.
Shares of oil companies such as ONGC rose 2.13%, GAIL India rose 1.09% and Castrol India rose 0.91% were trading up in later morning hours, keeping the BSE Oil and Gas index in the green zone. On the other hand, shares of BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation) down 0.33% during the time.
The Indian domestic currency rupee on Friday opened little changed versus the U.S dollar. It rupee was trading at 64.05 per dollar, up 0.02 percent from its last day’s close of 64.06. The Ten-year bond yield was at 7.210 percent, compared to its last close of 7.214%.