Share/Stock Market Highlights: After recording one of their sharpest single-day fall in over a decade on Saturday, the benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended marginally higher on Monday, aided by a last hour buying across automobiles, metals and banking stocks.
The 30-share S&P BSE Sensex ended at 39,872.31, up 136.78 points (0.34 per cent), while the broader Nifty 50 rose 46.05 points (0.39 per cent) to settle at 11,707.90.
Among sectoral indices on NSE, the Nifty Auto index rose 1.53 per cent driven by gains in Bajaj Auto and Maruti Suzuki India. The Nifty Metal index too climbed 1.51 per cent led by Jindal Steel & Power and Tata Steel.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index settled at 15,288.92, up 169.27 points (1.12 per cent), while the S&P BSE SmallCap ended at 14,360.00, up 15.30 points (0.11 per cent).
(with inputs from agencies)