Indian equity markets were trading with slim gains in Tuesday’s highly volatile session that saw the volatility index, India VIX, surge over 7 per cent to a 12-year high level of 63.14.
The S&P BSE Sensex was hovering around 31,480 levels, up 90 points, or 0.3 per cent after falling as much as 500 points earlier in the session. The Nifty50 index was trading 44 points, or 0.4 per cent, higher at 9,240 levels. Majority of the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the green with Nifty Metal index, up 3 per cent, and Nifty Pharma index, up 2 per cent, leading the gains.
Among individual stocks, shares of YES Bank rallied over 60 per cent to Rs 60.65 on the NSE after global rating agency Moody’s upgraded YES Bank’s long-term foreign currency rating from “Caa3” to “Caa1”.
Power Grid (up 6 per cent) and Sun Pharma (up 5 per cent) were the top gainers in the Sensex pack. On the other hand, index heavayweights Infosys and HDFC Bank were both trading over 1 per cent lower each.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index was up 33 points, or 0.28 per cent, and the S&P BSE SmallCap index was flat.
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