Equity benchmarks have started the day on a positive note, with the Nifty is trading above 10,900 level.
The Sensex is up 137.17 points at 36458.46, while Nifty is up 36.40 points at 10926.70. About 472 shares have advanced, 170 shares declined, and 46 shares are unchanged.
All other sectoral indices are trading in the green, while Midcap index is up 0.35 percent.
Zee Entertainment, Bharti Airtel, Indiabulls Housing, HDFC, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance are trading higher, while HCL Tech, Bajaj Auto, Jet Airways, Mindtree, Infosys, BPCL have lost the most.
Shares of Reliance Industries and Hindustan Unilever are trading higher ahead of third quarter numbers.