Key indices edged higher on Tuesday after Narendra Modi led BJP won the assembly election in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. BSE Sensex gained 98.08 points to open at 33,699.76 whereas NSE Nifty jumped 30.65 points to begin at 10,419.40 in late morning hours. Shares of Tata Motors, Hero MotoCorp, Coal India, and ONGC were the top gainers in the early trade.
Shares of Tata Motors Ltd, Coal India, Hero MotoCorp Ltd, ONGC, Maruti Suzuki, Dr Reddy’s gained up to 1.6% while Infosys, IndusInd Bank, Bharti Airtel, HDFC, Kotak Mahindra Bank lost up to 0.7 percent.
The stock of Bharti Airtel shed 0.97 percent to the day’s low of Rs 521 after it has signed an agreement with Millicom International Cellular S.A.
Shares of LT Foods Ltd rose 4.3 percent to Rs. 84.55 after the company said its Qualified Institutional placement (QIP) opens with a floor price at Rs. 79.13 per share.
The rupee was trading higher against the U.S dollar and was trading at 64.18 a dollar, up 0.09 percent from its last day’s close of 64.24.