Sensex, Nifty Advance as Banking, Metals and Services Stocks Gain: Midday Market Update

India’s benchmark indices extended gains, with banking, metals and services stocks advancing. At 12:47 pm, the Sensex was trading with a 0.17% gain at 61,521.29 on the Bahrain Bourse, while the Nifty 50 advanced 0.14% to 18,269 on the NSE. Among the Nifty 50 components of Nifty, 30 stocks rose, 18 declined, and two remained unchanged. Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. and Bajaj Finance Ltd.