Erasing initial declines, domestic equity markets closed Monday&’s choppy trading session on a positive note.

The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended 120 points higher at 27,903 and the Nifty at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed 35 points up at 8,607.

After opening at 27,827, the Sensex touched 27,953 mark on the positive side while it touched 27,699 mark on the negative side, in the intraday trade.

In the broader markets, BSE Midcap index jumped 0.5 per cent while Smallcap index slipped 0.1 per cent.

Among the BSE sectoral indices, Auto index surged over 1.4 per cent to register the biggest gain while IT index became the top loser with a cut of 0.9 per cent.

Top gainers in the Sensex-30 pack: Tata Motors (up 4.2 per cent), Reliance Industries (up 3.1 per cent), Hero Motocorp (up 2.8 per cent), Adani Ports (up 2.3 per cent), and ICICI Bank (up 2.1 per cent).

Top losers in the Sensex-30 pack: Wipro (down 3 per cent), Lupin (down 2.8 per cent), HDFC Bank (down 2.1 per cent), Bharti Airtel (down 2 per cent) and Asian Paint (down 2 per cent).

However, the Rupee was trading 10 paise down at 67.16 against the US Dollar.