Indian equity benchmarks opened higher for the second straight session, led by gains in Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and Wipro.
The S&P BSE Sensex rose as much as 0.40 percent to 39,072.30 and the NSE Nifty 50 rose as much as 0.40 percent to 11,736.20. The broader market index represented by the NSE Nifty 500 Index rose as much as 0.36 percent higher.
The market breadth was tilted in favour of buyers. About 1029 stocks advanced and 763 shares declined on National Stock Exchange.
All sectoral gauges compiled by NSE advanced, led by the NSE Nifty Realty Index’s 0.55 percent gain.