At 12.55 PM, the Sensex was up 132.97 points or 0.70% at 19148.11, and the Nifty was up 34.80 points or 0.60% at 5796.15.
There have been fresh talks that Jet Airways is trying to once agin woo Etihad after the deal between them remained inconclusive. The stock moved up 11 percent to touch an intraday high of Rs 498.70. It was trading with volumes of 1,117,869 shares
At 12.14 PM, the Sensex was up 88.28 points or 0.46% at 19103.42, and the Nifty moved up 19.50 points or 0.34% at 5780.85.
The sell-off in midcap shares intensified on Wednesday, with rumours swirling that the promoters of some of these companies could be teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
Serious damages have begun to unfold in the broader markets, serving as a grim reminder to bloody Tuesday and threatening to spill over to largecaps. At 10.36 AM, the Sensex was down 2.61 points at 19012.53, and the Nifty fell 6.30 points to 5755.05.
At 09.17 AM, the Sensex was up 89.13 points at 19104.27, and the Nifty gained up 32.65 points at 5794.00. Top largecap gainers on the indices were Bhart, Sterlite, BHEL, Jindal Steel, HDFC, DLF, JP Associates and Sesa Goa.
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