Paring most of the morning gains, the domestic benchmark indices ended the last trading day of Samvat 2074 on a flat note on Tuesday amid selling in banking and FMCG counters.
The S&P BSE Sensex slipped below the crucial 35,000-mark to settle at 34,992, up 41 points while NSE's Nifty50 index gained just 6 points to close at 10,530.
Investors adopted a cautious approach in the last session of Samvat year 2074 ahead of a long Diwali break, and kept their positions restricted.
Stock markets will remain closed on Wednesday and Thursday for 'Diwali Laxmi Pujan' and 'Diwali Balipratipada'. The BSE and NSE will conduct a special 'Muhurat' trading session on Wednesday, November 7 between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm, the stock exchanges had said on Friday.
During the day’s trade, Sensex touched intraday high of 35196.03 and intraday low of 34889.72 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 10600.25 and intraday low of 10491.45.
The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (Rs. 1931.95,+2.22%), Tata Motors Ltd. (Rs. 104.15,+2.11%), YES Bank Ltd. (Rs. 214.45,+1.95%), Tata Motors Ltd. (Rs. 192.85,+1.69%), Reliance Industries Ltd. (Rs. 1103.45,+1.37%), among others.
The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were Vedanta Ltd. (Rs. 207.60,-6.70%), State Bank of India (Rs. 286.50,-2.98%), Axis Bank Ltd. (Rs. 607.60,-2.67%), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Rs. 7073.25,-1.31%), IndusInd Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1475.50,-1.09%), among others.
The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was strong. On BSE out of total shares traded 2873 , shares advanced were 1350 while 1344 shares declined and 179 were unchanged.