Mumbai, Apr 20: The BSE Sensex on Monday ended in green at 31648 registering a marginal gains of 59.28 in a choppy trade following renewed buying in FMCG, telecom, auto and bankex stocks despite weak global cues. Sliding crude oil prices too impacted the market.
However the Nifty of national stock exchange fell by 4.90 pts to settle at 9261.85. The nifty registered days high and low at 9,390.85 and 9,230.80 points respectively. The day opened on a strong note at 32,056.19, surging by 468 points and it remained days high figure.
Later, it erased earlier gains and settled at 31,648, up by only 59.28 points from its previous close. Meanwhile, it slipped nearly 98 points to 31,490.26 pts, days low figure. The market kept its positive trend intact for the third straight session on the strength of IT, technology, oil and gas, Powergrid and energy stocks. In scrips, HDFC Bank, Infosys, Sun Pharma, NTPC and HCL technologies too gave support.
In the broader market BSE mid-cap index ended at 11,799, down 0.21 pc while the Small Cap gained 0.8 pc to 10887 levels. European stocks made a choppy start. London's FTSE and Germany's DAX were up 0.2 per cent. In the commodity market, oil prices were dipped. Brent was down 73 cents to $27.35 a barrel. (UNI)