Value buy lifts equities; healthcare stocks rise

Sector-wise, healthy buying was seen in healthcare and interest rate sensitive stocks like banks and capital goods. Besides, the Indian rupee strengthened to around 73.34 to a US dollar from its previous close last Friday at 73.47 against a greenback.

Value buying along with low crude oil prices and a strong rupee lifted the key domestic equity indices to trade on a positive note during Monday's morning trade session.

Sector-wise, healthy buying was seen in healthcare and interest rate sensitive stocks like banks and capital goods.

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Besides, the Indian rupee strengthened to around 73.34 to a US dollar from its previous close last Friday at 73.47 against a greenback.

However, broadly volatile Asian stock markets dented investors' sentiments.

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Index-wise, the Sensex opened at 33,549.88 points from its previous close of 33,349.31 points.

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Around 11.05 a.m., it traded at 33,520.09 points, up by 170.78 points or 0.51 per cent.

Similarly, the Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) made gains.

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The NSE Nifty50 traded at 10,079.50 points during the morning trade session, up 49.50 points and 0.49 per cent.

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