Benchmarks ended on a flat note Wednesday as traders booked profits near resistance levels due to lack of positive cues from global peers. However, traders continued to lap-up stocks from broader markets.
Bombay Stock Exchange's Sensex ended at 17966.13, up 24.76 points or 0.14 per cent. The index touched a high of 18047.86 and low of 17,878.31.
National Stock Exchange's Nifty closed at 5374.60, up 8.60 points or 0.16 per cent. The broader index hit a high of 5399.65 and low of 5345.05.
BSE Midcap Index was up 0.48 per cent and BSE Smallcap Index gained 0.69 per cent.
Amongst the sectoral indices, BSE Auto Index was up 1.16 per cent, BSE Realty Index advanced 0.87 per cent and BSE Power Index moved 0.61 per cent higher.
BSE Bankex was down 0.42 per cent, BSE Metal Index declined 0.17 per cent and BSE Capital Goods Index slipped 0.07 per cent.
Nifty gainers comprised Idea Cellular (5.1%), Power Grid (3.45%), GAIL (3.45%), Tata Motors (2.96%) and IDFC (2.84%).
Punjab National Bank (-1.98%), Hindustan Unilever (-1.94%), Sun Pharmaceuticals (-1.58%), Jindal Steel (-1.14%) and Axis Bank (-1.07%) were the losers.
Market breadth was positive on the Nifty with 1692 gainers and 1283 losers.