Bharti Airtel, Hindalco, SBI, Bajaj Auto and BHEL are top gainers in the Sensex. Among the losers are Coal India and Vedanta.
The market has opened higher aided by global support. The Sensex is up 100.92 points or 0.4 percent at 27979.19 and the Nifty is up 28.55 points or 0.4 percent at 8505.85. About 402 shares have advanced, 110 shares declined, and 58 shares are unchanged.