NEW DELHI: Private bank stocks, including ICICI Bank (up 1.81 per cent), YES Bank (up 1.27 per cent), IDFC Bank (up 0.37 per cent), Federal Bank (up 0.23 per cent) and Axis Bank (up 0.20 per cent) were trading up in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
The Nifty Private Bank index was trading 0.16 per cent up at 14,068 around 03:10 pm (IST).
However, HDFC Bank (down 1.06 per cent), IndusInd Bank (down 0.89 per cent), Karnataka Bank (down 0.39 per cent) and Kotak Mahindra Bank (down 0.26 per cent) were trading down in the Nifty Private Bank index around that time.
Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index was 3 points up at 10,445, while the BSE Sensex was 15 points down at 33,797.
Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty50 index, 29 were trading in the green, while 21 were in the red.
In the Nifty 50 index, Adani Ports SEZ, Hindalco, ICICI Bank, Vedanta, Tech Mahindra and YES Bank were among the top gainers.
However, Dr Reddy's Labs, Wipro, Bajaj Auto, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Tata Motors and Maruti Suzuki were among the top losers.