Stock market update: Nifty Auto index advances 0.52% in an upbeat market

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NEW DELHI: The Nifty Auto index traded positive around 10:14AM (IST) on Wednesday in an upbeat market.

Ashok Leyland (up 1.24 per cent), Hero MotoCorp (up 1.01 per cent), Balkrishna Industries (up 0.93 per cent), Bajaj Auto (up 0.93 per cent) and Mahindra & Mahindra (up 0.69 per cent) were among the top gainers.

Bharat Forge (down 0.51 per cent) were the top losers on the index.

The Nifty Auto index was up 0.52 per cent at 10263.0 at the time of writing this report.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index was up 67.15 points at 17447.15, while the BSE Sensex was up 192.5 points at 58439.59.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 38 were trading in the green, while 12 were in the red.

Shares of Vodafone Idea, Zee Ent., YES Bank, Tata Power and ONGC were among the most traded shares on the NSE.

Shares of Ami Organics Ltd., Karnataka Bank, Meghmani Finechem Ltd., Rohit Ferro-Tech and BLS Int. Services hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while Vertoz Advertising, PVP Ventures Ltd., Inventure Grwth and Suvidhaa Infoserve Ltd. hit fresh 52-week lows in trade.