Stock market update: Nifty Auto index advances 0.19%

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NEW DELHI: The Nifty Auto index closed on a positive note on Monday.

Shares of Bajaj Auto(up 3.93 per cent), Sona BLW Precision Forgings(up 0.92 per cent), Mahindra & Mahindra(up 0.71 per cent), Bosch(up 0.16 per cent) and Balkrishna Industries(up 0.1 per cent) ended the day as top gainers in the pack.

On the other hand, MRF(down 2.29 per cent), Hero MotoCorp(down 1.66 per cent), Bharat Forge(down 1.5 per cent), Eicher Motors(down 1.2 per cent) and Ashok Leyland(down 0.79 per cent) finished as the top losers of the day.

The Nifty Auto index closed 0.19 per cent up at 11303.15.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index ended down 14.75 points at 16569.55, while the BSE Sensex stood down 93.91 points at 55675.32.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 22 ended in the green, while 28 closed in the red.

Shares of

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, JP Power,

and YES Bank were among the most traded shares on the NSE.

Shares of

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, Zenith Birla, Empyrean Cashews Ltd. and

hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while

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Ltd., STC India and

hit their fresh 52-week lows.