Banking stocks ended the day mixed following the RBI's Monetary Policy, while PSU Banking stocks ended sharply higher select private sector banking names like IndusInd Bank and HDFC Bank saw selling pressure.
Shares in Force Motors rallied sharply for the second day in a row and ended higher by 10 per cent on hopes that it might bag orderd from BMW India.
SUN TV which saw a sustained rally for 4 days in a row gaining almost 40 per cent, saw profit booking and ended 5 per cent lower after the CFO said that the company was open to selling stake in Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Bajaj Finserv surged and touched a new life high 2,160 rupees. Oil exploration stocks fell after crude oil prices continued their downward slide. Stocks like Cairn India and ONGC were among the losers.
Meanwhile, markets in China saw a solid rally with the Shanghai Composite jumping 3.70 per cent, while most other markets ended lower.
European markets were trading flat today.