Stretching the gains for the fourth straight session, which was held for a special trading, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) index (Sensex) moved up further by a mere 11.63 points to close at 10,412.93.
Both the stock Exchanges, the BSE & NSE held a special trading session from 10.30 am to 11.30 am on Sunday to upgrade the capital market trading system hardware in order to improve the processing capability and handle increased activities in the market.
Activity was at low ebb in absence of any major players.
The BSE-30 share sensitive index opened firm at 10,443.60 as against last Friday's close of 10,401.30 and moved erratically in a range of 10,510.07 and 10,367.04 before concluding at 10,412.93, a small gain of 0.11 per cent.
On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the S&P CNX Nifty also improved further by 7.60 points to close at 3,050.30 from previous close of 3,042.70.
Metal shares were in the limelight and helped the Sensex to land in positive terrain. Some of the small and mid cap counters also were in keen demand on good buying by retail investors.
Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) were net buyers in shares worth Rs 320 crore in F&O segment on Friday while injecting nearly Rs 42 crore in cash as per provisional data.
Among index-based shares, Tata Steel, ONGC, Bajaj Auto, Hero Honda, Dr Reddy's, L&T, Ranbaxy, Satyam Computer, Hindalco, TCS, Wipro and Maruti closed with marked gains while RIL, ACC, Bharti Tele, BHEL, HDFC, HDFC Bank, Grasim, Infosys, REL and SBI finished with moderate losses.