At close, the Sensex was up 16.17 points or 0.03% at 53,177.45, and the Nifty was up 18.20 points or 0.11% at 15,850.20. as the benchmark indices whipsawed wildly in the intra-day trade before ending flat with a positive bias. Mahindra & Mahindra was the top Sensex gainer, up 2.84% on the closing bell. Reliance Industries, Tata Steel, and Dr Reddy’s were other top gainers. Titan was the top laggard, down 3.39%, followed by Asian Paints, and Bajaj Finserv. About 1737 shares have advanced, 1460 shares declined, and 139 are unchanged. The Nifty MidCap added 0.3 percent, but the Nifty SmallCap fell by an equal percentage. Among major sectoral indices, the Nifty Metal index advanced around 2 percent, while the Nifty Private Bank index dropped 0.8 percent.