MARKET LIVE: Sensex extends gains, up 300 points; metals, pharma stocks up – Business Standard

LIVE market updates: The Indian benchmark indices added to their early gains and were trading over half a per cent higher in Thursday’s noon deals.

The S&P BSE was up 300 points, or 0.63 per cent, at 52,270 levels and the index hovered above the 15,700-mark. PowerGrid, Tech Mahindra, IndusInd Bank, and Bajaj Finance rose 1 per cent, each, and were the top gainers.

All the Nifty sectoral indices, except Nifty FMCG, traded in the green, led by Nifty Metal index, up 1.3 per cent.

In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices ruled 0.85 per cent and 1.32 per cent higher, respectively.

Results today

A total of 64 companies, including Century Plyboards, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders, NHPC, and SAIL, are scheduled to announce their quarterly earnings today.

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