Market Close : Sensex was up 14.61 points

Market Close :   Sensex was up 14.61 points

At close, the Sensex was up 14.61 points or 0.03% at 44,632.65, and the Nifty was up 20.10 points or 0.15% at 13,133.90. About 1950 shares have advanced, 905 shares declined, and 166 shares are unchanged.

Maruti Suzuki, ONGC, NTPC, Asian Paints and Hindalco were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers were SBI Life Insurance, HDFC Bank, TCS, Infosys and Bajaj Auto.

PSU Bank index rose nearly 5 percent, metal index added 2 percent and auto and energy indices rose 1 percent each. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices jumped 0.6--0.8 percent.