The Sensex and Nifty closed flat amid mixed global cues and rupee gaining strength in trade today.
However, the indices managed to clock fresh closing highs for the second consecutive session this week. While the Sensex rose 7 points to 38,285 level, Nifty closed 19 points higher at 11,570 level as global markets were mostly higher in subdued trading despite doubts over the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the US and China.
Meanwhile, the rupee opened higher by 17 paise to 69.65 against the dollar today versus previous close of 69.82 level.
Coal India (2.59%), Axis Bank (1.92%) and NTPC (1.70%) were the top Sensex gainers. Tata Steel (2.86%), HUL (1.30%) and Vedanta (1.17%) were the top Sensex losers.
The BSE healthcare sector was the top gainer among 19 sectoral indices, rising 1.12% or 170 points to 15,302 level.
Market breadth was marginally negative with 1338 stocks rising compared to 1386 ending in the red on the BSE.
Meanwhile, markets will remain closed tomorrow on account of Bakri Id.