Brokers said emergence of buying coupled with a positive trend in other regional markets following overnight gains in the US influenced sentiments here. Stocks of Infosys, country's second largest software exporter, which had crashed over 15 per cent in the past two sessions after Vishal Sikka's surprise resignation last Friday as CEO, recovered by 1.05 per cent to trade at Rs 882.70.
Other gainers were Lupin, Axis Bank, Wipro, Tata Motors, Sun pharma, Hindustan Unilever, ONGC, Coal India, Cipla, Dr Reddy's, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Industries.
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 1.06 per cent, while Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.15 per cent in early trade today. Japan's Nikkei too rose 0.07 per cent. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.13 per cent higher in yesterday's trade.
Yesterday, the rupee had ended marginally higher at 64.14 against the US currency due to some dollar demand from importers and corporates.
At 10 am, the Sensex was up nearly 100 points while Nifty was near 9,800.(With Agency Inputs)
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