Nifty above 17800. Sensex adds 140 points. Grasim up 5%

Indian benchmark indices did well amid mixed global cues. Sensex added 142 points to close at 59744.65 points, while Nifty added 66.8 points to end at 17812.7 points. As we discussed in our morning post, volatility dominated today’s trade. 

Grasim was the top gainer on the index with 4.48% gains. It was followed by ONGC with 4.14% gains. M&M was the top loser on the index. 

When it comes to sector performance, it was Oil & Gas which led the index. The overall performance of sectors was moderate. Auto, Capital Goods and Pharma sectors has seen selling pressure.