Stock market update: Nifty Auto index advances 0.21% in an upbeat market

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NEW DELHI: The Nifty Auto index traded positive around 10:45AM(IST)on Thursday in an upbeat market.

Maruti Suzuki(up 1.62 per cent), Ashok Leyland(up 1.34 per cent), Escorts(up 0.76 per cent), Tata Motors(up 0.43 per cent) and Bharat Forge(up 0.4 per cent) were among the top gainers.

Hero MotoCorp(down 1.23 per cent), Eicher Motors(down 1.19 per cent), Bajaj Auto(down 0.73 per cent), TIINDIA(down 0.58 per cent) and Balkrishna Industries(down 0.25 per cent) were the top losers on the index.

The Nifty Auto index was up 0.21 per cent at 11230.3 at the time of writing this report.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index was up 19.4 points at 15711.55, while the BSE Sensex was up 121.9 points at 52663.29.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 15 were trading in the green, while 35 were in the red.

Shares of

, Zomato Ltd., MRPL,

and ONGC were among the most traded shares on the NSE.

Shares of

,

,

,

and GSS Infotech hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while

, Spicejet, Arshiya,

and

hit fresh 52-week lows in trade.