Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) The Indian equity markets opened on a flat-to-positive note during the early morning trade session on Monday on the back of positive global cues and healthy buying witnessed in metal, banking and healthcare stocks.
Around 9.20 a.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was up 14.30 points or 0.14 per cent to trade at 10,080.70 points.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 32,377.80 points, traded at 32,372.74 points — up 47.33 points, or 0.15 per cent — from its previous close at 32,325.41 points.
The Sensex has so far touched a high of 32,386.52 points and a low of 32,323.86 points during intra-day trade.
The BSE market breadth was bullish with 817 advances and 429 declines.
On Friday, the benchmark indices closed in the green as broadly positive European markets and a surge in buying activities in consumer durables, oil and gas, and metal stocks lifted investors’ sentiments.
The Nifty50 closed higher by 52.75 points or 0.53 per cent at 10,066.40 points, while the Sensex closed at 32,325.41 points — up 87.53 points, or 0.27 per cent.