Sept. 13--MUMBAI -- The 30-share bellwether BSE Sensex on Friday opened lower but soon recouped all its losses to trade in the green, gaining some support from the better-than-expected factory output and inflation data.
At 12:00pm, the benchmark 30-share BSE Sensex was trading up 0.12%, or 23.43 points, at 19,805.31 points, while the National Stock Exchange's (NSE's) broader 50-share Nifty was trading up 0.27%, or 15.80 points, at 5,866.50.
The Sensex had earlier opened the session at 19,744.54, down 37.34 points from its Thursday's close of 19,781.88.
The BSE Capital Goods index was the biggest gainer, up 1.72%, while the IT index lost the most, down 1.12%.
The gainers included Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel) that rose 3.26% to Rs.139.20, while Hero MotoCorp Ltd rose 2.25% to Rs.2,056.
Among the losers, Wipro Ltd lost 2.90% to Rs.458.70, while Bharti Airtel Ltd declined 1.85% to Rs.322.90.
The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) grew 2.6% in July as against a 2.2% decline in June, while consumer price index (CPI)-based inflation decelerated in August for the second consecutive month to 9.52% as against 9.64% in July.