At close, the Sensex was up 14.25 points or 0.03% at 52588.71, and the Nifty was up 26.30 points or 0.17% at 15772.80 as investors booked profit on Tuesday ahead of testimony from US Fed Chair Jerome Powell later in the day. Maruti Suzuki India was the top gainer followed by Ultratech Cement, Larsen & Toubro, and TCS. On the downside, Asian Paints, Bajaj Finance, HUL, Nestle India, Sun Pharma, Kotak Bank, Tech M, and IndusInd Bank underperformed the index. About 1839 shares have advanced, 1136 shares declined, and 97 shares are unchanged. The Nifty Auto index was the best performing index, up 1.4 percent. The Nifty Bank and Realty indices, on the other hand, slipped 0.3 percent each. The small-cap stocks gained 0.83 percent higher, While the BSE MidCap index closed 0.33 percent up. India VIX, the volatility index closed 2% lower.