Market Opens: It is a strong start for the April F&O series on Friday with Nifty above 11,600 level.
The Sensex is up 171.30 points or 0.44% at 38717.02, and the Nifty up 49.60 points or 0.43% at 11619.60. About 592 shares have advanced, 203 shares declined, and 50 shares are unchanged.
The gainers are IOC, Indiabulls Housing, Hindalco, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, RIL, BPCL, Can Fin Homes, Vodafone Idea, Jet Airways, PFC, REC while losers include Axis Bank, IndusInd Bank, Eicher Motors, SBI life and Motherson Sumi.
All the sectoral indices are trading in green led by metal, energy, infra, IT, pharma and auto.
Rupee Opens: The Indian rupee gained in the early trade on Friday. It opened higher by 10 paise at 69.24 per dollar versus previous close 69.34.
Stocks in the news: Tata Power, Tata Metaliks, Sheela Foam, Lupin, Adani Ports, Wabco India