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Closing Bell: Sensex, Nifty settle with minor gains, HDFC, Reliance Industries, Axis Bank support indices

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The benchmark 30-share S&P BSE Sensex added over 42 points, or 0.10 percent, to settle at 40,487 at close.

Closing Bell: Sensex, Nifty settle with minor gains, HDFC, Reliance Industries, Axis Bank support indices
Indian shares ended with minor gains on Monday amid lingering growth concerns and sustained foreign fund outflows. The benchmark 30-share S&P BSE Sensex added over 42 points, or 0.10 percent, to settle at 40,487 at close. The broader 50-share NSE Nifty50 also gained 16 points, or 0.13 percent, to settle at 11,937.50.
Broader market indices underperformed with the Nifty MidCap 100 index down 0.08 percent. The Nifty SmallCap 100 index also dropped 0.78 percent.
Sectoral indices were mixed with Nifty Realty, Media, IT and FMCG declining the most between 0.5 and 1.6 percent. The Nifty Auto surged 0.80 percent, while Nifty Financial Services and Metal rose by up to half a percent.
Among gainers, BPCL, Axis Bank, Adani Ports, HDFC and Maruti Suzuki rose by up to 2.11 percent. Among Nifty losers, TCS, HCL Technologies, Cipla, L&T and Zee Entertainment fell by up to 3 percent.
Bharat Petroleum Corp rose 2.2 percent, while India’s second-most valuable company Tata Consultancy Services dropped nearly 3 percent.