Markets have opened on a flat note in trades today tracking mixed global cues and mild profit booking. The Sensex has opened higher by 26 points at 18,788 and the 50-share Nifty has advanced 2 points to 5,705 levels.
Among the Sensex stocks, Infosys is the top gainer. It has advanced 2% to Rs 2,587. Cipla, BHEL, TCS, Sun Pharma, Tata Motors, Sterlite Industries and Reliance Industries have also opened higher by 0.3-1.3% each.
On the sectoral front, BSE IT index is the top sectoral gainer, up 0.8% at 5,970. Healcthcare, oil & gas, auto, PSU, realty, FMCG and power indices have opened flat, up 0.2-0.6% each. At the same time, bankex has opened lower by 0.3% at 13,098.
The broader markets are outperforming the benchmark indices. The BSE mid-cap and small-cap indices have advanced 0.5% each ion the opening deals.