Overall, the session seemed to be choppy on mixed global trends, brokers said. The broader-based S &P CNX Nifty of National Stock Exchange was up 37.20 points at 4,303.60. The market breadth was positive on BSE with 923 shares advancing as compared to 629 that declined and 44 remained unchanged. Pharma major Ranbaxy Laboratories gained 2.60 per cent to Rs 526.80 on 2.29 lakh shares. It was the top gainer from Sensex pack. Reliance Industries (RIL) climbed 1.82 per cent to Rs 2,059 on 1.43 lakh shares. As per recent reports, RIL plans to open its first North American plant in North Carolina by investing USD 215 million.
State Bank of India was up by 1.73 per cent to Rs 2,428.05, ICICI Bank up 1.55 per cent to Rs 732.50 and HDFC Bank was slightly up at Rs 1,099.05 in the opening trade.
However, Maruti Suzuki India lost 1.75 per cent to Rs 676.25 on 18,118 shares. Grasim declined 1.19 per cent to Rs 2,122, Hindustan Unilever was down 0.68 per cent to Rs 225 and HDFC declined 0.76 per cent to Rs 2,200.