Sensex, Nifty open marginally higher; Bharti, Idea top gainers
Equity benchmarks started off Thursday’s trade with marginal gains as the Sensex gained 80.69 points at 28105.02 and the Nifty rose 21 points to 8636.80.
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Bharti Airtel topped the buying list among Sensex 30 stocks, up over 2 percent after better-than-expected consolidated earnings in Q1. Profit increased nearly 11 percent on sequential basis.
Asian Paints also reacted positively to better-than-expected earnings in June quarter, up nearly 2 percent.
ICICI Bank, Maruti Suzuki and Adani Ports gained 1 percent each while Infosys, NTPC were losers.
The Indian rupee opened higher by 8 paise at 67.06 per dollar versus 67.14 Wednesday.