The BSE-30 share index Sensex resumed higher at 20,760.72 and hovered in a range of 20,843.38 and 20,625.17 before quoting 20,838.71 points at 1030 hours. It showed a gain of 125.34 points or 0.61 percent.
The NSE 50-share index Nifty also moved up by 7.05 points, or 0.11 percent, to 6,175.40 at 1030 hours. Infosys shares rose 2.84 percent after its Q3 results were announced before market hours today.
The company reported a 21.4 percent increase in year-on year net profit at Rs 2,875 crore in the third quarter ended December 31. Its quarter-on-quarter net profit grew 19.4 percent to Rs 2,875 crore and revenue rose 0.5 percent to Rs 13,026 crore in December quarter.
Other major gainers were - Wipro (1.28 pc), Sun Pharma (1.19 pc), Reliance Ind (1.02 pc), TCS (0.86 pc) and Larsen (0.72 pc). Asian markets were trading mostly higher ahead of US jobs data due later in the day.
Key benchmark indices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan rose 0.13-0.35 percent while indices in China, Japan and South Korea fell 0.18-0.6 percent. Also, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 3.74 crore on Thursday, as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.


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