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Benchmark indices ended flat on Wednesday, paring gains after scaling new peaks for a sixth consecutive session, with IT stocks boosting the indexes while broader gains were capped by profit-booking. The Nifty IT index rose as much as 3.9% to hit a record high and was set to post its seventh session of gains. Infosys contributed the most to the rise, climbing as much as 3.7%. The Nifty Pharma index rose for a fourth consecutive session, climbing as much as 0.5%. Meanwhile, investors booked profits in market heavyweights such as Reliance Industries, which fell as much as ...

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Sensex ends flat but at new closing highs; Nifty settles above 11050

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Sensex ends flat but at new closing highs; Nifty settles above 11050

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Sensex ends flat but at new closing highs; Nifty settles above 11050

Markets at Close   Benchmark indices were flat on Wednesday, paring gains after scaling new peaks for a sixth consecutive session, with IT stocks boosting the indexes while broader gains were capped by profit-booking.   The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 36,161, up 21 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,086, up 2 points. 

Sensex ends flat but at new closing highs; Nifty settles above 11050

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Sensex ends flat but at new closing highs; Nifty settles above 11050

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Sensex ends flat but at new closing highs; Nifty settles above 11050

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Sensex ends flat but at new closing highs; Nifty settles above 11050

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Sensex ends flat but at new closing highs; Nifty settles above 11050

Market Check S&P BSE Sensex 36,156.25 0.05%   Nifty 50 11,084.65 0.01%   S&P BSE 200 4,874.84 -0.12%   Nifty 500 9,855.70 -0.22%   S&P BSE Mid-Cap 17,974.51 -0.58%   S&P BSE Small-Cap 19,493.06 -0.80%

Sensex ends flat but at new closing highs; Nifty settles above 11050

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Sensex ends flat but at new closing highs; Nifty settles above 11050

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Sensex ends flat but at new closing highs; Nifty settles above 11050

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First Published: Wed, January 24 2018. 15:30 IST
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All that happened in the markets today

Benchmark indices ended flat on Wednesday, paring gains after scaling new peaks for a sixth consecutive session, with IT stocks boosting the indexes while broader gains were capped by profit-booking. The Nifty IT index rose as much as 3.9% to hit a record high and was set to post its seventh session of gains. Infosys contributed the most to the rise, climbing as much as 3.7%. The Nifty Pharma index rose for a fourth consecutive session, climbing as much as 0.5%. Meanwhile, investors booked profits in market heavyweights such as Reliance Industries, which fell as much as ...

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