The major stock index Sensex gained over 200 points in early trading on Thursday amid positive signals from the global markets.
The 30-share Sensex was trading at 36,519.58, up by 190.57 points or 0.52 per cent after touching a high of 36,541.53 in the opening session. The NSE Nifty was up 54.77 points or 0.51 percent at 10,760.45.
Tata Steel was the biggest gainer in the Sensex by two per cent. Apart from this, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, ICICI Bank, M&M, SBI and Axis Bank were also trading with gains. On the other hand, Maruti, Reliance Industries, TCS and Titan declined.
The BSE Sensex was down 345.51 points, or 0.95 percent, to close at 36,329.01 in the previous session and the Nifty closed 93.80 points, or 0.87 percent, down at 1,0805.75.