The S&P BSE Sensex recoverd by 76 points in morning trade on Tuesday on good buying, mainly in health care, auto, IT, realty, consumer durables and capital goods counters, amid firming trend in Asian region.
The Sensex resumed higher at 20,732.44 advanced further to 20,784.03 before quoting at 20,735.38 1030 hours, showing a gain of 75.86 or 0.37 per cent from its last close.
The NSE 50-share Nifty also moved up by 21.30 points or 0.35 per cent to 6,176.00 at 1030 hours.
Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs. 159.55 crore on Monday, as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.
Major gainers were Cipla (2.88 pct), Bharti Airtel (2.68 pct), SSLT (1.85 pct), Sun Pharma (1.64 pct), Jindal Steel (1.57 pct), Icici Bank (1.54 pct), Bhel (1.48 pct) and TCS (1.39 pct).
Brokers said emergence of buying by funds at prevailing levels amid a firming trend in the Asian region in line with overnight gains on the U.S. markets following upbeat factory output data ahead of Federal Reserve meeting, mainly influenced the trading sentiments.
Asian markets edged higher early trade on the back of rising U.S. manufacturing output and a jump in euro zone business activity.
Key benchmark indices in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and South Korea rose by 0.38 pct to 1.53 pct, while China’s Shanghai Composite fell 0.59 pct.