Share/Stock Highlights: The benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended flat with mild gains on Monday.
The S&P BSE Sensex rose 29.41 points (0.05 per cent) to end at a record closing high of 60,077.88, while the Nifty 50 ended at an all-time high of 17,855.10, up 1.90 points (0.01 per cent). Earlier in the day, the BSE benchmark had hit a fresh record intraday high of 60,412.32, while the broader Nifty had touched an intraday high of 17,943.50 just shy of its record peak of 17,947.65.
On the Sensex pack, Maruti Suzuki India, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Bajaj Auto, NTPC, Reliance Industries (RIL) and HDFC Bank were the top gainers of the day. On the other side, HCL Technologies, Tech Mahindra, Bajaj Finserv, Infosys, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Nestle India were the biggest laggards.
Among the sectoral indices on NSE, the Nifty Auto surged 3.22 per cent driven by Maruti, M&M and Tata Motors. Nifty Realty too climbed 2.99 per cent led by Prestige Estates Projects and The Phoenix Mills. On the other hand, the Nifty IT index crashed 2.88 per cent dragged by MindTree and HCL Tech.
In the broader market, S&P BSE MidCap index ended at 25,195.83, up 0.99 points (0.00 per cent) while the S&P BSE SmallCap settled at 27,988.19, down 35.15 points (0.13 per cent).
(with inputs from agencies)