Market Close : Sensex was up 112.77 points

Market Close : Sensex was up 112.77 points

Indian indices rose for the third straight session on October 20 amid mixed global markets.

At close, the Sensex was up 112.77 points or 0.28% at 40544.37, and the Nifty was up 23.80 points or 0.20% at 11896.80. About 1344 shares have advanced, 1299 shares declined, and 157 shares are unchanged.

HCL Tech,Tech Mahindra, Asian Paints, HDFC Bank and Bharti Airtel were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers included Britannia Industries, ONGC, GAIL, IOC and UPL.

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.