BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty opened lower by 8.8 points and 11.7 points on Thursday. The Sensex opened at 25540.92 points versus its previous closing at 25549.72 points, while the Nifty recorded 7612.70 points versus its previous closing of 7624.40 points.

But at 10.30 am Sensex recorded 25577.93 points with surge of 28.21 points or 0.11 percent, while the Nifty recorded 7638.15 points with an increase of 13.75 points or 0.18 percent.

On the other hand, the Indian rupee opened 3 paise weaker at 60.16 per dollar versus its previous closing of 60.13 a dollar.

On Wednesday, the Indian rupee ended unchanged as the dollar's trade at overseas and state run banks balanced the gains among local shares.

"Any major reaction to the trade deficit data was not expected as the numbers were positive on certain fronts and negative on some others. The rupee will continue to trade in a narrow range until new cues come in," Reuters quoted Paresh Nayar, head of FX and fixed income at FirstRand Bank.

Top gainers from BSE at 10.15 am were:

Name Symbol Last Change Change in %
Samrat Pharmachem Ltd SAMR 32.40 +5.40 +20
Shalibhadra Finance Ltd SHAL 38 +6.20 +19.50
WPIL Ltd WRTH 429 +48.90 +12.84
Caprihans India Ltd CAPR 54 +5 +10.20
Tyroon Tea Co Ltd TYTE 40.70 +3.70 +10

Top losers from BSE at 10.15 am were:

Name Symbol Last Change Change in %
Sukhjit Starch and Chemicals Ltd SSCL 230 -35.75 -13.45
Super Crop Safe Ltd SUPC 15.05 -2.26 -13.06
Luminaire Technologies Ltd LUMR 11.70 -1.30 -10
Royal India Corporation Ltd ROYA 5.04 -0.56 -10
Ace Edutrend Ltd ACEI 23.30 -2.55 -9.86

Top gainers from NSE were LCC Infotech Ltd, VKS Projects Ltd, Hindusthan National Glass and Industries, Dynacons Technologies Ltd and Indian Hume Pipe Company, whereas, top losers were Khandwala Securities Ltd, Paras Petrofils, SE Power Ltd, GeeCee Ventures ltd and Cheslind Textiles Ltd. However, the position of these above mentioned companies shifted frequently during trading hours.

At 10.30 am, among 12 Indian Indices, BSE Oil and Gas, Banking and Auto sector stocks declined by 41.71 points, 83.56 points and 59.90 points , while the rest were recorded surging.