Sensex, Nifty End Flat; IT, Auto Shares Gain, Banking Stocks Fall


The Indian equity benchmarks ended Tuesday’s session on a flat note as investors booked profits in banking and financial services shares after a sharp rally in the previous session. However, gains in IT and auto shares provided support to the benchmarks. Earlier in the day, the Sensex surged as much as 483 points to hit record high of 53,057.11 and Nifty 50 index touched an intraday high of 15,895.75 as markets cheered record daily surge in COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday.

The Sensex ended 14 points higher at 52,588 and Nifty 50 index advanced 26 points to close at 15,773.

India administered a record 83 lakh vaccine doses on Monday under a campaign to inoculate all adults for free. Experts have said widespread vaccination remains one of the best tools to avoid the kind of devastation India saw during its second wave of the pandemic.

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