The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered on Tuesday in the early trade and opened by over 81 points with largely buying in blue-chip stocks such as Cipla, Reliance Industries and TCS.
National stock exchange (Nifty) was also trading higher by 20.70 points, at 7,928.95. Sectoral indices led by consumer durables, healthcare, IT, FMCG, auto and capital goods stocks were trading in the positive zone, rising by up to 1 per cent.
Before this, last day of the market closed at the barometer of 233.60 points down on Monday. According to the brokers, value-based buying at some blue-chip counters, which are heavily over-sold and covering-up of pending short positions by speculators ahead of the December futures and options expiry on Thursday supported the recovery.