Analysts are of the view that the market sentiment may remain fragile for the coming days as investors may stay away from riskier equities, assessing how the second wave of COVID cases develops.
Except auto, bank and FMCG other sectoral indices ended higher. BSE Midcap index gained 0.6 percent, while BSE Smallcap index ended flat.
Long buildup was seen in Godrej Properties, SRF and Berger Paints, while short buildup was seen in PFC, L&T and Escorts.
Except IT and energy, all other sectoral indices ended lower led by FMCG, pharma, metal and auto. BSE Samllcap index shed 0.5 percent.
The top losers on the Nifty were IndusInd Bank, HDFC, ICICI Bank, Tech Mahindra and Adani Ports while gainers were Bharti Airtel, UPL, M&M, Eicher Motors and Hero MotoCorp.
All the sectoral indices ended in the red. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices shed 0.7-0.9 percent.
The top gainers on the Nifty were Kotak Mahindra Bank, Shree Cements, Nestle, Asian Paints and Bajaj Finance.
The market has been experiencing strong bouts of volatility and is struggling to cross crucial resistance levels in the absence of fresh positive triggers.
Except IT and PSU Bank index all other sectoral indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended higher.
Indices saw more than a percentage cut as several countries in Europe go into a lockdown again. The US elections and the uncertainty over the stimulus package also weighed on the market.
Sectorally, profit-taking was witnessed in all the sectors led by auto, metal and energy.
All the sectoral indices ended in the red with Nifty Auto and Metal indices shed over 3 percent each. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices fell 0.9-1.8 percent.
Selling pressure was seen in the BSE Realty index, which slipped 0.94 percent.
On the sectoral front, except pharma other indices ended in the green led by the auto with nearly 3 percent gain. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended higher.
The broader markets - S&P BSE midcap index was up 0.54 percent while the smallcap index rose 0.85 percent- outperformed benchmark indices.
Among sectors, pharma, IT and bank ended in the red, while buying witnessed in the energy, metal and infra sectors. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices added 0.5-0.8 percent.
The top gainers on the Nifty included Power Grid Corp, Bharti Airtel, Tata Steel, Hindalco and GAIL.
Indian equities rose, tracking the trend of major global peers. US and Asian markets saw healthy gains as rekindled hopes for a new round of US stimulus fanned the risk appetite of investors.
Among the sectors, metal index gained over 2 percent followed by the bank, infra and energy indices, while selling seen in the IT, auto and FMCG names.
On the sectoral front, IT index gained 1 percent followed by the pharma and auto, while energy, FMCG, metal and PSU bank indices closed in the red.
Sectorally, the action was seen in banks, finance, public sector, and oil & gas space while mild profit taking was seen in auto, telecom, healthcare, and IT stocks.
Among sectors, except pharma, IT and auto other indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices gained 0.5 percent each.
Top Nifty gainers include names like Hindalco, BPCL, Tata Steel, and JSW Steel.
Except IT other sectoral indices ended higher led by the metal, bank and pharma. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 1 percent each.
Sectorally, the selling pressure was seen in sectors like Teleco, Banks, Energy, IT, as well as Realty index. The Nifty Bank slipped 802 points to close at 23,072.