The 30-share BSE Sensex closed at 19930, up 65 points and the 50-share NSE Nifty was at 5998, up 10 points.
Hero Honda, Hindalco, Cipla, Bharti Airtel, who among the top gainers, were at 5.27 percent, 4.86 percent, 4.33 percent, 3.67 percent up respectively.
Reliance Comm, Rel Capital, ICICI Bank, Cairn India, who among the top losers, were at 4.58 percent, 4.14 percent, 3.15 percent, 3.05 percent down respectively.
Nifty loses power; bank, reliance dip
Following consistent selling some frontliners like bank, NSE Nifty, which tried hard to hold the level above 6,0000 mark, lost its power.
At 2:11 pm, the 30-share BSE Sensex was trading at 19853, down 11 points and the 50-share NSE Nifty was at 5974, down 14 points.
Reliance Communications, Reliance Capital, Axis Bank, who among the top losers, were trading at 6.16 percent, 4.44 percent, 4.11 percent down respectively.
Hero Honda, Cipla, Bharti Airtel, who among the top gainers, were trading at 5.22 percent, 3.71 percent, 3.57 percent up respectively.
Sensex trades amid volatility; Nifty above 6K
BSE Sensex was volatile at the afternoon trading on Nov 18, while NSE Nifty tried to hold its level above 6,000 points.
At 12:53 pm, the Sensex was trading at 19946, up 81 points and the Nifty was at 6002, up 14 points. However, the broader indices were down 1-1.6 percent.
Banking, Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) and cement companies' shares including ONGC, JSPL, SAIL, Wipro, DLF and M&M witnessed selling pressure.
However, shares of the companies like capital goods, FMCG, auto, technology (barring Wipro), healthcare and power companies were trading on a positive note.
After witnessing a tipped fall on Nov 16, the markets on Thursday, Nov 18 began on a comparatively positive note with profit booking at higher levels and volatility.
At 9: 31 am, the 50-share NSE Nifty was trading at 6026, up 37 points and the 30-share BSE Sensex was at 19990, up 125 points. The CNX Midcap rose 78 points to 9415.
Tata Steel, L&T, BHEL, Siemens, Sterlite, Hindalco, Jaiprakash Associates, HDFC Bank, HCL Tech, Ambuja Cements and Suzlon Energy, who among the frontliners, were on buyers' radar.
However, ICICI Bank, ONGC witnessed selling pressure. Reliance Communications lost 3.5 percent at the very opening of the day.