Metal stocks were trading in green, with the S&P BSE Metal index increasing 127.93 points or 1.2% at 10797.02 at 09:48 IST.
Among the components of the S&P BSE Metal index, Steel Authority of India Ltd (up 2.5%), Vedanta Ltd (up 2.37%),Hindalco Industries Ltd (up 1.54%),Tata Steel Ltd (up 1.3%),NMDC Ltd (up 1.22%), were the top gainers. Among the other gainers were Hindustan Zinc Ltd (up 1.21%), JSW Steel Ltd (up 1.17%), National Aluminium Company Ltd (up 0.98%), and Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (up 0.45%).
On the other hand, Coal India Ltd (down 0.47%), turned lower.
At 09:48 IST, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 17.73 or 0.04% at 41877.42.
The Nifty 50 index was up 1.05 points or 0.01% at 12330.6.
The S&P BSE Small-Cap index was up 81.62 points or 0.57% at 14363.71.
The S&P BSE 150 Midcap Index index was up 27.55 points or 0.56% at 4924.46.
On BSE,1008 shares were trading in green, 431 were trading in red and 64 were unchanged.
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