Sensex ends in green

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 26, 2013 10:07 hrs

After a choppy ride, the Indian stock market ended modestly higher on Thursday.

Following a firm start, the market traded in positive territory till about an hour to the close, faltered into the red and swiftly recovered to close higher.

A lack of fresh triggers rendered the mood cautious.

The Sensex ended at 21,072.22 (provisional) with a gain of 39.51 points or 0.19%.

The Nifty closed at 6278.05, up 9.65 points or 0.15%.

Power, bank and consumer durables stocks saw some buying.

A few stocks from metal and IT sectors posted notable gains.

PSU oil stocks had a good outing.

Healthcare, capital goods, realty and FMCG stocks ended on a mixed note.

Automobile stocks were mostly subdued.

Midcap stocks came off their highs, although some of them ended on a strong note.

Smallcap stocks had a good outing.

The market breadth was strong.

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