Sensex, Nifty End Little Changed; Midcaps Outperform
An electronic chart shows the performance of the Ibex 35 index during the last twelve months. (Photographer: Antonio Heredia/Bloomberg)

Sensex, Nifty End Little Changed; Midcaps Outperform

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A Volatile Session Of Trade

Indian equities began the March F&O series expiry week on a volatile note, ending little changed but with a negative bias.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended 90 points lower at 49,771 while the NSE Nifty 50 index ended 8 points lower at 14,736. Both benchmark indices fell for the fifth out of the last six trading sessions.

Sectoral indices had a mixed day in today's trade. The Nifty Bank was the top sectoral laggard, ending with losses of 1.6%. Other sectoral laggards in today's session were the PSU Bank index which fell 1.1%, the Media index, which fell 1% and the auto index, which saw a drop of 0.4%.

The outperformers were the defensive plays. The FMCG index ended 1.7% higher while the I.T. gained 1.8%. The Nifty Pharma index too was up 1.6% in today's session. The Nifty Realty index was the top sectoral gainer, ending 2.7% higher.

Broader markets saw the midcap stocks outperform in today's session. The Nifty Midcap index ended 0.8% higher while the Smallcap index was little changed.

The India Volatility Index rose 2.5% today to end at 20.5.

1,065 stocks on the NSE traded with gains while 893 stocks declined.

How Did The Sectoral Indices Fare

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