22 Feb Stock Markets Open positive, Nifty above 8,900

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sensex-up22-febKey benchmark indices opened on higher in early trade on Wednesday with positive Asian stocks. At 10:15 am, the BSE Sensex, was up 109.13 points or 0.38% at 28,870.72. The Nifty 50 index was up 32.25 points or 0.36% at 8,940.10. The BSE Mid-Cap index was up 0.03%. The BSE Small-Cap index was up 0.04%. Both these indices underperformed the Sensex. On the BSE, 960 shares rose and 583 shares decline and a total of 83 shares were unchanged.

Tata Motors, BHEL, Reliance, ONGC, Axis Bank, BPCL and Bharti Infratel were early gainers while Hero Motocorp, GAIL, Wipro,Tata Steel, Infosys, Idea Cellular, Aurobindo Pharma and Eicher Motors were losers. 

The financial markets are expecting on the Federal’s Jan. 31 – Feb. 1 policy minutes of meeting due later today for fresh hints on the US central bank’s stance towards interest rates.

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