New Delhi: Markets ended on flat to positive note after opening over 200 points higher on Monday despite rising crude prices, sliding rupee and weak GDP numbers.
The Bse Sensex gained 46.70 points to end at 36,241 while the Nifty edged up 7 points to 10,883.75.
Sensex touched an intra-day high of 36,446.16 and a low of 36,099.68. Sectorally, realty, power, metal and Infra gained over 2.6 percent on the BSE while healthcare, auto and capital goods ended in red.
Top gainers were Yes Bank, HUL, Vedanta, NTPC, Bharti Airtel, Adani Port, Power grid, Tata motors, coal India, ONGC, IndusInd bank and Tata steel, rising by upto 4.92 percent. Shares of Sun Pharmaceutical slid 7.6 percent as markets regulator Sebi may reopen an insider trading case against the firm and probe alleged lapses by some of its promoters.
On a net basis, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 332.62 crore Friday, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) were net buyers to the tune of Rs 1,489.65 crore, provisional data available with the BSE showed.
The rupee, meanwhile, dropped by 88 paise, its biggest single-day loss in more than three months, to close at 70.46 against the US currency as oil prices rebounded and the US currency gained strength.
With Agency Inputs