Market Close : Sensex was up 227.34 points

Market Close : Sensex was up 227.34 points

 Benchmark indices closed at fresh record highs for the third straight session on November 18 supported by the auto and financial stocks.

At close, the Sensex was up 227.34 points or 0.52% at 44180.05, and the Nifty was up 64.10 points or 0.50% at 12938.30. About 1496 shares have advanced, 1100 shares declined, and 153 shares are unchanged.

M&M, Tata Motors, Bajaj Finserv, L&T and IndusInd Bank were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers included BPCL, HUL, Dr Reddy’s Labs, ITC and Titan Company.

Mixed trend seen on the sectoral front with Auto and PSU Bank indices added 3 percent each, while selling seen in the FMCG, IT and pharma names.