Market at Close Equity benchmarks ended the session on a positive note, but off the high points. The Nifty ended December series below 10,800.
Some selling in banks, automobiles, metals and pharmaceuticals weighed on benchmarks, while the Nifty Midcap index ended with gains of over one third of a percent.
At the close of market hours, the Sensex was up 157.34 points or 0.44% at 35807.28, while the Nifty was higher by 49.90 points or 0.47% at 10779.80. The market breadth was narrow as 1313 shares advanced, against a decline of 1233 shares, while 181 shares were unchanged.
Adani Ports, Reliance Industries, Tech Mahindra and ONGC gained the most, while Airtel, Hero MotoCorp, and Tata Motors lost the most.