Benchmark indices ended the day higher in trade on the first day of the F&O November series. In fact, the Sensex and the Nifty were both volatile in trade and moved between gains and losses to finally end the day higher.
ICICI Bank, which has had a relentless rally in the last few trading sessions, ended the day lower. The stock was the top loser from the Nifty. Cipla and Bharti Airtel were the other stocks that lost ground in trade.
Shares in Tech Mahindra rallied a huge 5 per cent, after the company reported a good set of numbers, in which its constant currency guidance rose.
Iron ore manufacturer, NMDC, rose 6 per cent after the company signed a Tripartite MoU with MP government for geological and geophysical exploration for various minerals.
Shares in VRL Logistics slumped 6 per cent, after the company said that its Q2 net profit was down 53.7 percent at Rs 13.9 crore versus Rs 30 crore.
Meanwhile, most of Europe was trading with losses, led by the German Dax and the French CAC.