Share Market, Gold, Rupee, Petrol, Diesel Price/Rate Highlights: The frontline indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) erased their day’s losses in the last hour of trade to end in green on Monday.
The S&P BSE Sensex settled at 40,345.08, up 21.47 points or 0.05 per cent up while the broader Nifty 50 rose 4.80 points or 0.04 per cent to end at 11,912.95. For the bulk of the day, both the indices were trading in a range with some negative bias.
Tuesday, the stock markets will remain closed on account of Gurunanak Jayanti.
Among the sectoral indices on NSE, the Nifty Bank settled 1.27 per cent higher on Monday led by gains in RBL Bank, Yes Bank, Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank and IndusInd Bank. On the other hand, the Nifty IT index was the top loser of the day, ending 0.53 per cent lower weighed down by heavyweights Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys.
In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap ended at 14,774.35, up 43.24 points or 0.29 per cent. The S&P SmallCap index settled at 13,497.52, up 22.77 points or 0.17 per cent.
The rupee remained weak in the late afternoon trade on Monday. The domestic currency was last seen trading at 71.45 against the US dollar. So far, the rupee has slipped to 71.54 against the greenback, down from its Friday’s close of 71.28.