On Monday, equity markets closed a bumpy day in the green, increasing for the first time in seven days, as global markets backed up the trade sentiment. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex fluctuated between 796 points and 52,974 points, or 0.34 percent higher. On the other side, the NSE Nifty closed at 15,842, up 60 points or 0.38 percent.

The biggest gainers on the Sensex index today were NTPC, Bajaj Finance, Maruti Suzuki, SBI, HDFC, Kotak Bank, M&M, and IndusInd Bank, which rose between 1.6 and 2.9 percent.

Ultratech Cement, Asian Paints, ITC, TCS, HCL Tech, Nestle, and Dr Reddy’s Labs were the worst performers, with losses ranging from 1% to 2.8%.

The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indexes outpaced the benchmarks by 1.5 percent and 1.15 percent, respectively, in the wider market. The Nifty PSU Bank index was the best performer, up 3%, while the Nifty IT index was the poorest performer, down 0.75 percent.

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