Mumbai, Sept. 11 -- Key domestic equity indices eased from the day's high in afternoon trade on Wednesday. Having risen as much as 0.4% earlier in the day, the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex, at 12:45 pm, was up 87.31 points or 0.24% at 37,341.97 points. The Nifty 50 was up 29.15 points or 0.26% at 11,032.20.

The S&P BSE Mid-Cap index was up 0.65%, while the BSE Small-Cap index was up 1.24%, both outperforming the Sensex. Market breadth was positive, with 1,681 stocks on BSE up, and 582 stocks down. About 118 stocks were unchanged.

Realty stocks were in demand as investors took hope from consolidation and government initiatives. DLF Ltd was up 6.16%, Godrej Properties 4.45%, Oberoi Realty rose 4.17%, Mahindra Lifespace Developers 2.38%, and I...