Domestic bourses continued to trade higher during the noon trading session supported by buying in index heavyweights including Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Bajaj Finance Ltd., Bajaj Finserv Ltd., Bharti Airtel Ltd. and Larsen & Toubro Ltd. among others.

At 14:32 hours, the 30-share benchmark index was trading at 52697.17 up by 498.66 points or by 0.96 % and then NSE Nifty was at 15787.55 up by 155.45 points or by 0.99 %.

Sensex touched intraday high of 52864.82 and intraday low of 52471.23 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 15825.9 and intraday low of 15726.4

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 1141.30,+5.00%), Bajaj Finance Ltd. (Rs. 6192.45,+4.29%), Bajaj Finserv Ltd. (Rs. 13007.05,+3.30%), Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Rs. 543.20,+3.30%), Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (Rs. 1633.15,+2.71%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were Asian Paints Ltd. (Rs. 3097.00,-1.97%), Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Rs. 2388.80,-1.85%), UltraTech Cement Ltd. (Rs. 7365.00,-0.78%), Bajaj Auto Ltd. (Rs. 3874.30,-0.76%), Axis Bank Ltd. (Rs. 743.05,-0.37%), among others. Among the sectors, Metal index was at 19207.46 up by 446.38 points or by 2.38%. JSW Steel Ltd. (Rs. 706.65,+3.64%), Steel Authority of India (SAIL) Ltd. (Rs. 126.65,+3.14%), Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (Rs. 391.75,+3.06%), Tata Steel Ltd. (Rs. 1264.85,+2.61%), Hindalco Industries Ltd. (Rs. 392.60,+2.40%),. FMCG index was at 13556.73 down by -29.91 points or by -0.22%. Venky's (India) Ltd. (Rs. 3142.25,-6.38%), Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar Ltd. (Rs. 18.20,-4.96%), Agro Tech Foods Ltd. (Rs. 1055.00,-2.73%), Uttam Sugar Mills Ltd. (Rs. 221.70,-2.21%), Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Rs. 2387.85,-1.89%),.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 3589 , shares advanced were 2294 while 1138 shares declined and 157 were unchanged.