Benchmark indices ended the day flat, as global cues remained strong, after a rally across Asia and European markets.
The Sensex was trading with gains of 79.64 points, while the Nifty rallied 23 points in trade. Leading the set of gainers from the Nifty and the Sensex were stocks like Hindustan Unilever, which rallied 3 per cent on buying support.
Maruti on the other hand lost ground after the company declared a lock-out at its Haryana Plant after riots in the city there.
Midcap stocks ended the day in line with the index stocks. However, select shares like Union Bank of India and Jindal Steel lost ground.
ONGC gained ground in trade after crude oil prices staged a rally. Cairn India too saw buying support. Meanwhile, in Asia most of the markets ended the day higher, while Europe was trading with gains.