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Market end in green, Sensex fails to hold 40,000 mark

Sensex closed 165.94 points or 0.42 percent higher at 39,950.46 while the Nifty ended up 42.90 points or 0.36 percent at 11,965.60.

Market end in green, Sensex fails to hold 40,000 mark

New Delhi: Market ended in green on Tuesday though the Benchmark Sensex failed to hold 40,000 mark while the Nifty came off 12,000 level.

Sensex closed 165.94 points or 0.42 percent higher at 39,950.46 while the Nifty ended up 42.90 points or 0.36 percent at 11,965.60.

Top Sensex gainers were Tata Motors, ONGC, Yes Bank, IndusInd Bank and Vedanta -- rising up to 2.71 per cent. Other gainers included HCL Tech, ICICI Bank, Tata Steel, SBI, Hero Motocorp, TCS, Bajaj Finance and Reliance. On the other hand, Sun Pharma, M&M, L&T, Coal India and HUL fell up to 3 per cent.

Foreign institutional investors bought equity worth Rs 216.20 crore, and domestic institutional investors purchased shares to the tune of Rs 170.62 crore, provisional data available with stock exchanges showed.