The markets began the trading session on a quiet note with the BSE Sensex at 17,615, up 45 points and the Nifty opened at 5,299, up 10 points.
BSE Consumer Durables and Metal indices are leading the gains, up nearly 1% each. BSE Healthcare is the only index in the red, down marginally.
Blue Star, Bajaj Electricals, Rajesh Exports and Whirlpool of India, up 1-2% each, are the major gainers from the Consumer Durables space.
Tata Steel, Jindal Steel & Power, Sterlite Industries and Hindalco Industries, up 1% each, are the prominent gainers among the Metal stocks.
Wipro, Tata Steel, Tata Power, Jindal Steel and Hindustan Unilever, up 1-2% each, are the major gainers. The losers from the pack are Sun Pharma Industries, DLF, HDFC Bank, down nearly 1% each. Maruti Suzuki and Larsen & Toubro, down marginally, are other losers.