Market Close : Sensex was up 162.94 points

Market Close : Sensex was up 162.94 points

Benchmark indices gained for the fourth consecutive session in the highly volatile session on October 21 with Nifty above 11900.

At close, the Sensex was up 162.94 points or 0.40% at 40707.31, and the Nifty was up 40.90 points or 0.34% at 11937.70. About 1354 shares have advanced, 1269 shares declined, and 165 shares are unchanged.

Power Grid Corp, Bharti Airtel, Tata Steel, Hindalco and GAIL were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers were Britannia, TCS, SBI Life Insurance, Hero MotoCorp and HDFC Life.

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.