The market extended upside in early trade Friday with the Sensex hitting 26000-mark, up 63.04 points at 26021.67. The Nifty also reclaimed 7900-mark, up 26.80 points to 7910.60.
Stocks: Lupin, Tata Motors, Sun Pharma, Axis Bank, Bharti Airtel, Bank of Baroda, ONGC and IndusInd Bank were early gainers, up 0.5-1.5 percent. GAIL and Bajaj Auto were under pressure.
Rupee v/s Dollar: The Indian rupee has opened lower by 9 paise at 66.65 per dollar today against previous close of 66.56 a dollar.