Sensex, Nifty started the New Year 2018 on a subdued note, opening flat due to lack of major triggers in the morning session. The BSE Sensex was trading at 34,085, up 28.59 points, while the Nifty 50 was ruling at 10,534.55, up 3.85 points in later morning hours. The BSE Midcap & Small-cap indices were up 0.4% and 0.5%, respectively.
Shares of I.T companies pressured to profit booking, as the Nifty IT index slipped 0.5 percent in early trade, led by near 1 percent losses in Tech Mahindra, TCS and Wipro stocks.
Shares of IndiaBulls Housing Finance rose 3%, SBI rose 0.79%, Indian Oil Corporation rose 0.78%), BPCL rose 0.73% and Airtel gained 0.63% as the top gainers on Nifty50, whereas shares of Infratel, Wipro, TCS, Hindalco and Bajaj Auto were the top losers in today’s trade.
The Nifty PSU Bank index rose 0.4 percent, led by shares of Bank of India, which spiked 4% on Rs22.6-billion capital infusion, while Shares of automobile companies were mostly mixed as the auto sector companies unveil their sales figures of December month, later today.