Mumbai/UNI: The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchagne (BSE) on Monday ended on a steady note at 40,802.17 points, rising by 8.36 points after a volatile session on Monday.
Weak economic numbers, lower than expected auto sales and profit booking, capped equity market gains.
Investors were cautious ahead of the central bank's monetary policy meeting on Thursday.
While, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell by 7.85 points to 12,048.20.
The Nifty registered days high and low at 12,137.15 and 12,023.70 points respectively.
The Senses opened on a strong note at 41,072.94, surging by 279 points.
It advanced by 300 points to 41,093.99 day high. Later, it erased earlier gain and managed to finish positive at 40,802.17 points, rising by 8.36 points from its last close.
It registered day low at 40,707.63, sliding by 86 points from its last close.
The sectoral indices like Energy, Telecom and Metal remained positive while selling in Auto, Consumer Durable, IT, Health Care and Finance dampened the sentiments of investors, broker informed.
The scrips like Bharti Airtel, Reliance Industries, Asian Paints and Kotak Bank gained while Yes Bank, Bajaj Finance, ONGC and Sun Pharma slipped during the day.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE Mid-Cap index fell 0.77 pc while the S&P BSE Small-Cap index fell 0.39 pc. Both these indices underperformed the Sensex.
The market breadth was in the favor of the sellers. On the BSE, 1050 shares rose and 1500 shares fell. A total of 192 shares were unchanged. In Nifty 50 index, 18 stocks advanced while 32 stocks declined.