The Sensex was holding ground in early trade, as investors continued to draw comfort from the broad sentimental boost derived after a change of guard at the finance ministry.
The benchmark index- the Sensex had risen up to 0.5 percent earlier. The BSE Mid-cap index was up 0.6 percent, outdoing the Sensex, which was up just 0.2percent.
Maruti Suzuki, up 1.8 percent, was the top gainer, while banks were also up. State Bank of India was up 0.6 percent and ICICI Bank 0.3 percent. Among sectoral indices, the BSE metal index was up 1.31 percent. Sesa Goa, up 3 percent, was the top gainer among index constituents.
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