In lacklustre trading, Sensex on Thursday closed flat with some select blue-chip stocks attracting buying, while some other heavyweights came under pressure.
After moving 85 points up and down, the Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex settled up 11.22 points at 15,781.07, completing six straight days of gains, the longest winning streak in four months.
Investors covering short positions on the final day of August derivatives contracts was the marked feature.
The 50-share National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose by 7.35 points at 4,688.20, after briefly crossing the crucial 4,700-point level during the day.
Among the key 30 stocks, half of the stocks ended with gains while other half closed lower. Blue-chips Bharti Airtel, BHEL, Larsen and Toubro, Wipro and Sterlite were the major key gainers.
Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Hind Unilever and DLF Ltd were the big losers.
Bharti Airtel, advanced 2.74 per cent after reports that it would conclude a tie-up with South Africa’s MTN Group Ltd before September 30.