The Indian share market opened on a positive note on Friday, 24 March, with the Sensex and Nifty both trading higher. The Sensex was up by over 200 points while the Nifty was trading above the 14,000 mark.
At 9:15 am, the BSE Sensex was trading at 48,845.45, up by 212.45 points or 0.44%. The Nifty 50 was trading at 14,068.90, up by 66.90 points or 0.48%.
Among the top gainers on the Sensex were HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries, HDFC, ICICI Bank, and Infosys. On the other hand, the top losers were Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, Axis Bank, Tata Steel, and Maruti Suzuki.
In the broader markets, the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were trading higher by 0.45% and 0.37%, respectively.
The market breadth was positive with 1,541 stocks advancing and 1,092 stocks declining.
The Indian rupee opened higher at 72.90 per US dollar on Friday, 24 March, compared to its previous close of 73.02.
In the global markets, Asian stocks were trading higher on Friday, 24 March, as investors looked ahead to the US jobs report due later in the day.
In the commodities market, Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, were trading at $63.90 per barrel, up by 0.17% from its previous close.
Overall, the Indian share market is trading higher on Friday, 24 March, with the Sensex and Nifty both trading above the 48,000 and 14,000 marks, respectively. Investors are keeping an eye on the US jobs report due later in the day.