Extending gains for fourth straight session, Indian bourses ended Monday’s trading session marginally higher amid positive global markets led by sharp gains in the Chinese stocks.
The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended 80 points or 0.34 per cent higher at 23,789 while the Nifty at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended 24 points or 0.33 per cent up at 7,235.
Broader markets outperformed the benchmark indices with BSE Midcap index ending 0.8 per cent higher and Smallcap index closing 0.5 per cent higher.
Among BSE sectoral indices, Healthcare and Oil & Gas jumped the most, up 1.2 per cent and 1 per cent respectively. Power, Teck and IT indices declined around 0.2 per cent each.
Hindustan Unilever (HUL) posted the biggest jump, in the Sensex-30 pack, with a climb of 3.6 per cent while ITC became the lead loser with a dip of 2.1 per cent.
The domestic currency, Rupee, was trading eight paise down at 68.54 against the US Dollar.