Sensex was down 39.35 points

Sensex was down 39.35 points

Benchmark indices recovered smartly and ended flat on July 24 on the back of buying seen in the Reliance Industries and also IT and energy stocks.

At close, the Sensex was down 39.35 points or 0.10% at 38101.12, and the Nifty was down 21.30 points or 0.19% at 11194.20. About 1055 shares have advanced, 1557 shares declined, and 140 shares are unchanged.

Reliance Industries, HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra, Sun Pharma, and Infosys were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers included Zee Entertainment, Hindalco, Axis Bank, SBI and Gail India.

Except IT and Energy other sectoral indices ended in the red, while BSE Smallcap and Midcap indices ended lower.