The key indices opened the session on a flat note since traders remained cautious ahead of Sept-quarter GDP data to be released on Thursday.
At 10.40 Am., the BSE index Sensex was up 31.91 points at 33,650.50 and the NSE Nifty 50 index was up 8.90 points at 10,379.15.
Shares of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Coal India, Reliance Industries, Dr Reddy’s Lab, ITC, NTPC, Infosys gained up to 1.7% while Axis bank and HDFC dragged the most, lost up to 1.2 percent each. The heavyweight shares of Reliance, ITC and Infosys contributed the most to the Sensex gains, whereas a fall in HDFC twins and Axis Bank cut off most of the gains.
Shares of SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd rose 2.5 percent to Rs. 111.65 after its subsidiary SREI Equipment Finances files draft red herring prospects with regulator Sebi. The initial offer consists fresh issue of shares worth Rs. 1,100 crore and offer for sale of up to 43.86 lakh shares by SREI Infra.
The Indian rupee depreciated 10 paise to 64.51 against the USD in early trade. Earlier yesterday, it has gained 9 paise to conclude at a fresh two-month high against the US dollar.