Sensex, Nifty Gain For Second Day; Nifty Bank Ends 700 Points Higher
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Sensex, Nifty Gain For Second Day; Nifty Bank Ends 700 Points Higher

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Closing Bell: A Day Of Gains

Indian equity markets began the new trading week on a positive note, notching up their second straight day of gains, aided by positive sentiment in the global markets.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended 1.1% higher at 40,431 while the NSE Nifty 50 index ended 0.9% higher at 11,873.

Banking stocks were the top performers in today's session. The Nifty Bank ended 3.1% higher while the PSU Bank index was the top sectoral gainer, ending 4.2% higher.

The Nifty Metal and Nifty Realty index gained 1.6% each while the Nifty FMCG index gained 1.3%.

Among the laggards today were Pharma, Media and Auto Stocks. The Nifty Pharma and Nifty Media index fell 1.6% each while the Nifty Auto index was down 1.1%.

Broader markets had a volatile day but managed to close with gains. The Nifty Midcap index gained 0.8% while the Smallcap index was up 0.7%.

India Volatility Index ended off the day's high, up 0.8% at 21.82.

1,070 stocks on the NSE ended with gains while 740 stocks were declining.

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