Market Close : Sensex was up 194.90 points

Market Close :  Sensex was up 194.90 points

Benchmark indices settled higher after started the week on a positive note as both the indices touched their fresh record high during the day.

At close, the Sensex was up 194.90 points or 0.44% at 44,077.15, and the Nifty was up 67.50 points or 0.52% at 12,926.50. About 1636 shares have advanced, 1133 shares declined, and 178 shares are unchanged.

ONGC, IndusInd Bank, GAIL, Dr. Reddy’s Labs, and Tech Mahindra were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers were HDFC, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, SBI Life Insurance, and SBI.

On the sectoral front, except banks other indices ended in the green led by IT and Energy (up 2 percent each) followed by the metal, pharma, and infra. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 1 percent each.