Sensex, ingenious mixed end; telecommunications stocks shine

MUMBAI: equity benchmarks sensex and Nifty closed on Monday with a mixed note after a volatile trading day, as losses in the shares of cars and private banks made up for the recovery at telecommunications counters.

The BSE indicator of 30 shares closed marginally higher at 8.36 points or 0.02 percent at 40,802.17. The index ranged from a maximum of 41,093.99 to a minimum of 40,707.63 during the day.

On the other hand, the broader NSE Nifty stood at 7.85 points or 0.07 percent at 12,048.20.

On the sensex, Bharti Airtel emerged as the biggest gainer, followed by Reliance, Asian Paints, Kotak Bank and IndusInd Bank, rising up to 4.17 per cent.

On the other hand, Yes Bank was the biggest loser of the group, followed by Bajaj Finance, ONGC, Sun Pharma, Tata Steel and Maruti, with a drop of up to 6.22 percent.