Share/Stock Market Highlights: The benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended flat for the second consecutive day on Wednesday amid mild weakness in global markets.
The S&P BSE Sensex slipped 29.22 points (0.05 per cent) to end at 58,250.26, while the Nifty 50 settled at 17,353.50, down 8.60 points (0.05 per cent). Both the indices had opened on a flat note earlier in the day and moved in a range throughout most of the day.
On the Sensex pack, Nestle India, Maruti Suzuki India, Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Auto, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) were the top laggards of the day. On the other hand, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Titan Company, NTPC, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Axis Bank and Hindustan Unilever (HUL) were the top gainers.
The broader market indices however outperformed their benchmark peers with the S&P BSE MidCap index ending at 24,567.08, up 198.25 points (0.81 per cent) and the S&P BSE SmallCap settling at 27,501.28, up 151.25 points (0.55 per cent).
Among the sectoral indices, the Nifty Bank was the top gainer of the day rising 0.82 per cent led by Kotak Mahindra Bank and The Federal Bank. On the other hand, the Nifty IT index was the worst performer slipping 0.78 per cent weighed by Wipro and MindTree.
(with inputs from agencies)