MARKET LIVE: Indices off day’s high, Sensex up 250 pts; auto stocks gain

LIVE market updates: The Indian benchmark indices climbed off the record highs scaled in the early deals but were still trading half a per cent up in Tuesday’s late morning deals.

The S&P BSE Sensex was up 250 points, or 0.50 per cent, at 52,820 levels. The index hit an intra-day high of 53,057. Meanwhile, the broader Nifty50 index topped the 15,850-mark. Maruti Suzuki, Larsen & Toubro, UltraTech Cement, Titan were the top Sensex gainers at this hour.

The Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, led by Nifty PSU Bank index, up 1.9 per cent.

The broader markets, meanwhile, outran their benchmark peers. The S&P BSE MidCap SmallCap indices traded 0.9 per cent 1.2 per cent higher, respectively.

Results today

A total of 79 companies, including NMDC, Aster DM Healthcare, Bharat Electronics, Jaypee Infratech are scheduled to release their quarterly earnings today.

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