Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered by nearly 44 points in early trade today on buying by funds and retailers amid a mixed trend in Asian region.
The 30-share barometer, which had lost nearly 219 points in the previous two trading days, recovered by 43.68 points, or 0.23%, to 18,727.36.
Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 15.65 points, or 0.28% to 5,701.90.
Brokers said fresh round of buying by major players amid a mixed trend in Asian markets mainly influenced the trading sentiment.
Meanwhile, in Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up by 0.03%, while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.73 per cent.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average had ended marginally higher by 0.03% in the previous session.