Markets end the day marginally higher in lackluster trade

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Markets end the day marginally higher in lackluster trade
Markets ended the day marginally higher with the indices moving in a narrow range for most of the day. The BSE Sensex ended the day at 17243 points, up 21 points over its previous close, while the NSE Nifty closed the day up points 9.20 points at 5243.60.

Gas stocks tanked today, after an order from the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) asking companies to cut rates for CNG & PNG to Delhi consumers. Almost all of the gas stocks led by Indraprastha Gas lost ground. The other losers in the gas space included GAIL, GSPL and Petronet.

Among the shares that gained ground today were Reliance Communications which gained on reports that it plans to list its subsidiary in Singapore. Tata Powers, Cairn India and Tata Motors were the other stocks that gained in trade today.

The week has some important data points including the industrial output and results of Infosys Technologies which is to be declared on Friday.

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