Stock market highlights: Fag-end buying lifted benchmark indices for a sixth straight day on Wednesday even as global markets remained tepid due to fresh US-China-Taiwan tensions and weak global growth concerns. All sectors, except IT and Financial Services, witnessed selling pressure today, led by auto, pharma, and public sector banks.
The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex traded within a wide range of 57,789 to 58,416 during the day, and closed at 58,351, up 214 points or 0.37 per cent. The NSE Nifty50, on the other hand, ended at 17,388, up 43 points or 0.25 per cent.
In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices slipped 0.6 per cent, and 0.3 per cent, respectively.