The Indian markets extended their early gains and were trading over one per cent higher in Wednesday's noon deals, lifted mainly by financials and metals.

Indian rupee has extended gains and trading near the day's high at 72.93 per dollar, amid buying seen in the domestic equity market. It opened 10 paise higher at 73.26 per dollar against previous close of 73.36.

At 14:25 hours, the 30-share benchmark index was trading at 51116.37 up by 819.48 points or by 1.63 % and then NSE Nifty was at 15135.1 up by 216 points or by 1.45 %. Sensex touched intraday high of 51156.27 and intraday low of 50512.84 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 15172.25 and intraday low of 14995.8

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Bajaj Finserv Ltd. (Rs. 10262.00,+3.91%), Axis Bank Ltd. (Rs. 757.25,+3.53%), Bajaj Finance Ltd. (Rs. 5490.85,+3.45%), Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1899.95,+3.03%), State Bank of India (Rs. 405.65,+2.97%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Rs. 7117.25,-1.36%), Bajaj Auto Ltd. (Rs. 3897.00,-1.31%), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 851.00,-1.04%), NTPC Ltd. (Rs. 112.35,-0.22%), ITC Ltd. (Rs. 209.40,-0.19%), among others.

Among the sectors, Metal index was at 14549.42 up by 455.93 points or by 3.24%. Tata Steel Ltd. (Rs. 777.65,+5.77%), National Aluminium Company Ltd. (Rs. 62.30,+5.41%), Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (Rs. 353.00,+4.36%), JSW Steel Ltd. (Rs. 430.80,+4.17%), Hindalco Industries Ltd. (Rs. 356.85,+3.36%),.

Auto index was at 24059.54 down by -156.36 points or by -0.65%. Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (Rs. 3415.00,-1.72%), TVS Motor Company Ltd. (Rs. 623.60,-1.37%), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Rs. 7117.25,-1.36%), Bajaj Auto Ltd. (Rs. 3897.00,-1.31%), Bosch Ltd. (Rs. 15282.00,-1.04%),. The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 3351 , shares advanced were 1969 while 1183 shares declined and 199 were unchanged.