Indian stock benchmark indices were trading flat to positive note on Tuesday after the CPI-based inflation jumped to over 7.35 percent high in December.

The BSE benchmark Sensex traded 17-points higher at 41,876 levels whereas the NSE Nifty stood at 12344-level up by 14-pts at 9.40-am.

Tata Steel, HCL Technologies, were the top gainers in the Sensex while Ultra Tech Cement and HDFC were top losers in the index.

On the NSE, Vedanta, Gail India, Hindalco, TCS and Tata Steel were among top gainers, while Yes Bank, UPL, UltraTech Cement and L&T were major laggards.

The majority of the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the green with major gains in the Nifty Metal which traded higher by 1.09% ahead of the U.S-China trade deal, which is hopefully to be signed on tomorrow, the15-January, in Washington.

Vedanta, Sail India, Tata Steel, and JSW Steel were among top gainers on the Nifty Metal index. To get updated Stock Tips and free trading tips visit our website.

A number of companies will report their Quarterly (Q3) results today which include Wipro, IndusInd Bank, Bandhan Bank, Mindtree, Tata Steel BSL, TV18 Broadcast, Network 18, among others.

Among IT stocks, Wipro advanced 0.86% ahead of its quarterly earnings results today.

Shares of Aster DM Healthcare went up 1.53% to Rs.162-per share after the Company’s board has approved the shares buyback for up to 57.14 lakh equity shares.