Snapping a two-day losing streak, the Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex recovered by over 36 points in the opening trade today on bargain buying by fund and retail investors in selective stocks.
The 30-share index recovered by 36.44 points, or 0.19 per cent, to 18,720.87 points. It had lost almost 467 points in the previous two trading sessions.
The broad-based index National Stock Exchange moved up by 10.10 points to 5,614.40 points.
Brokers said bargain buying by funds investors in select stocks which turned attractive at prevailing lower levels, helped the Sensex to trade higher.
Stocks of technologies and oil and gas sectors were in better shape on fresh buying support.