Noon: Sensex back in positive zone

Noon: Sensex back in positive zone

Mumbai:After a weak opening, stock markets rebounced to trade higher with the Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex rising by over 108 points at 11am after shares of realty, consumer durables and metal sectors recovered on funds buying.

The Sensex, which fell by 81.06 points in the opening trade, rebounced to trade 108.30 points up, or 1.07% higher to 10,184.73.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty also rose by 28.25 points to 3,089.00.

Stock brokers said expectations of more rate cuts and possibility of the government making a number of announcements as second stimulus package next week following dipping of inflation rate to 6.84% for the week ended 6 December helped the Sensex rebounce.

Buying activity was seen in stocks like DLF Ltd, which rose 5.88%, Maruti Suzuki went up by by 4.74%, Sterlite Industries by 3.53%, Mahindra and Mahindra by 3.85%, and Jaiprakash Associates by 3.33%.