Mumbai: The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) benchmark index for the Indian equities markets on Wednesday was trading up in noon session.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 16,903.96 points, was at 16,895.52 points in the afternoon session, up 0.21 percent or 35.72 points from its previous close at 16,859.80.
Sensex midcap was up 0.66 percent and smallcap was up 0.65 percent.
The BSE capital goods index was up 117.68 points, the power index was up 20.99 points, and health care index was up 72.08 points.
The wider 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading 0.48 percent higher at 5,128.40 points.
Major Sensex gainers were Tata Motors, up 3.02 percent at INR 245.50; Dr Reddys, up 2.93 percent at INR 1,589.05; Jindal Steel, up 2.27 percent at INR 437.50; Hero MotoCorp, up 1.93 percent at INR 2,046; and BHEL, up 1.87 percent at INR 215.50.
Major Sensex losers were Coal India, down 1.86 percent at INR 337.56; Bharti Airtel, down 1.32 percent at INR 310.60; HDFC Bank, down 1.04 percent at INR 531.50; Hindaco Inds, down 1.02 percent at INR 121.45; and ITC, down 0.88 percent at INR 246.90.