Bucking the broader market trend, the midcap and smallcap indices were trading weak in the late morning deals on Thursday. At 11:34 am, the S&P BSE MidCap index traded 65 points or 0.44 per cent higher at 14,928, with TI Financial Holdings being the top gainer (up 4 per cent) and Adani Transmission (down 4 per cent) the top loser.
On similar lines, the S&P BSE SmallCap index was trading at 14,345, up 23 points or 0.17 per cent. Hotel Leela was leading the performance chart as stock zoomed 20 per cent to Rs 18 apiece. PG Electroplast (up 15 per cent), Infibeam (up 10 per cent) and Cigniti Tech (up 6 per cent) were next on the list. Repco Home (down 8 per cent) bled the most on the index.
On the other hand, benchmark index S&P BSE Sensex was trading over 1 per cent higher at 36,079. Reliance Industries (RIL), HDFC duos and FMCG majors HUL and ITC contributed the most to the index's gains.
The broader Nifty50 index of National Stock Exchange (NSE) reclaimed the crucial 10,800 level to trade at 10,827, up nearly 1 per cent. The domestic market has been on a rising spree since last three sessions on the back of tumble in crude oil prices and sharp recovery in rupee. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's speech on Wednesday that rate hike will be gradual in the coming time also boosted investors' sentiment on Thursday.