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Mumbai : Equity benchmark indices ended on Monday with marginal gains after a volatile session on Friday while heavy buying was witnessed in metal, auto, energy, and infra stocks.
The BSE S&P Sensex closed 42 points higher at 40,487 while the Nifty 50 was up by 15 points at 11,937.
Sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) were mixed with Nifty auto gaining by 0.8 percent and metal by 0.5 percent. But Nifty realty slipped by 1.57 percent, IT by 0.93 percent, and media by 0.79 percent.
Among stocks, auto majors Maruti and Mahindra & Mahindra added gains of 1.7 percent and 0.8 percent respectively while JSW Steel was up by 1.7 percent.
The other prominent gainers were Bharat Petroleum Corporation, IndianOil Corporation, Axis Bank, Adani Ports, HDFC. Reliance Industries and Power Grid Corporation of India.
However, IT major suffered losses. Tata Consultancy Services was down by nearly 3 percent, HCL Technologies by 1.6 percent and Tech Mahindra by 0.8 percent. Cipla, Larsen & Toubro, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, State Bank of India and ITC also closed in the red.


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