Bajaj Finance, L&T, TCS, Infosys, Asian Paints, Power Grid, HDFC Bank, Hindalco and Tata Steel led gains across the two frontline indices. On the flip side, Adani Enterprises, Adani Ports, Maruti, Tech M, Tata Motors, M&M, Airtel, Ultratech Cement dipped.
Within sectors, Nifty Metal slipped the most by over 1 per cent, followed by auto and oil & gas pockets, while IT and pharma indices held marginal gains.
Among stocks, Adani group scrips came under renewed selling pressure after MSCI received feedback from market particpants on concerns related to the eligibility and free float determination of stocks. It said it is reviewing the free float status as certain investors should no longer be designated as free float. Adani Enterprises tanked 15 per cent, Adani Ports and Ambuja Cements 6 per cent, Adani Transmission and Adani Power 5 per cent.
Trent rose over 5 per cent on reporting a nearly 20 per cent year-on-year growth in consolidated profit at Rs 167 crore for Q3.