Sensex, Nifty End Little Changed; Post Gains For The Week
Closing Bell: More Consolidation
Indian equity markets ended a rangebound session with modest gains, registering a weekly advance as well.
The S&P BSE Sensex ended 0.3% higher at 40,685 while the NSE Nifty 50 index ended 0.28% higher at 11,930.
Auto stocks were the top performers in today's session. The Nifty Auto index was the top sectoral gainer, ending 3% higher. Three out of the top five gainers on the Nifty 50 index, were auto stocks (Maruti, M&M, Bajaj Auto).
The five-day winning run of the Nifty Realty index came to an end in today's session. The index ended 1.1% lower. All other indices ended flat but with a positive bias.
Broader markets, through ending off the day's high, outperformed the benchmark indices. The Nifty Midcap index ended 0.8% higher while the Smallcap index ended 0.6% higher.
India Volatility Index ended 3.6% lower at 21.82.
1,219 stocks on the NSE ended with gains while 645 posted losses.