Sectoral gainers and losers on NSE
The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 36,195, up 87 points or 0.24 per cent, while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,850, up 18 points or 0.17 per cent.
Among sectors, Nifty Auto index slipped 0.87 per cent weighed by Ashok Leyland and Tata Motors. The Nifty Realty index was the top gainer of the day, rising 2.17 per cent led by Oberoi Realty.
In the broader market, S&P BSE MidCap index settled at 14,860, down 23 points or 0.15 per cent, while S&P BSE SmallCap index slipped 84 points or 0.59 per cent to end at 14,225.
Shares of YES Bank rallied 14.32 per cent to end at Rs 225.50 per share on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) after the private sector lender appointed Ravneet Gill as its new managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) with effect from from March 1, 2019. Currently, Ravneet Gill is the CEO of Deutsche Bank India.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.3 per cent, while Japan's Nikkei average eased 0.1 per cent. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite and the blue-chip CSI 300 climbed 0.5 per cent and 0.6 per cent respectively. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.3 per cent.
(with Reuters inputs)