Mumbai: Broadly positive Asian markets, along with bargain hunting lifted the key indices of the Indian equities market during the early-morning trade session on Friday.
According to market observers, healthy buying trend was witnessed in capital goods, automobile, banking and oil and gas stocks.
At 9.30 a.m., the broader 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded at 10,464.95 points, up by 24.65 points or 0.24 per cent.
Similarly, the Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE made gains.
The barometer index which had closed at 33,756.28 points on Thursday, traded higher at 33,848.05 points up by 91.77 points or 0.27 per cent.
The S&P BSE Sensex touched a high of 33,854.64 points and a low of 33,767.73 points during the intra-day trade so far.
The BSE market breadth was bullish as 1,379 stocks advanced as compared to 525 declines.