Mumbai: Market benchmark Sensex witnessed choppy trading in late morning deals, up 30.37 points ahead of Futures and Options (F&O) derivative expiry for January series on Thursday, while the broader Nifty-50 held above 11,050.
The 30-share index was trading marginally higher by 30.37 points or 0.08 per cent at 36,170.35 at 1050 hrs. It hit all time high of 36,268.19 in early trade. The broader Nifty was trading flat at 11,087.80, marginally up by 4.10 points or 0.04 per cent.
Major gainers were TCS 3.08 per cent, Infosys 2.33 per cent, Dr Reddy Labs 1.72 per cent, Yes Bank 1.30 per cent, ITC 1.12 per cent and Wipro 1.02 per cent. Laggards included Bharti Airtel 4.76 per cent, Tata Motors 2.18 per cent, ICICI Bank 1.82 per cent, Asian Paint 1.67 per cent and Tata Steel 1.64 per cent.
Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth Rs 1,229.35 crore on net basis while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) also picked up equities to the tune of Rs 169.03 crore yesterday, provisional data showed.
Most Asian markets declined on profit booking after recent gains. US stocks closed mixed yesterday, with market focus shifting from politics to corporate earnings after a government shutdown came to an end on Monday.