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Nifty-Sensex Close With Minor Gains; PowerGrid, NTPC Gain

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The BSE benchmark index closed in the green in the New Year first session on Wednesday, tracking gains in key stocks like Infosys, HDFC, HDFC Bank and L&T.

 The 30-scrip Sensex settled the day higher by 52-pts, at 41,306.02, while the NSE flagship Nifty closed 14-pt, higher at 12,182.50.

 PowerGrid and the NTPC were the top outperformers in the Sensex and the Nifty pack, rising more or less 2.76 and 2.06% respectively, followed by M&M, L&T, HUL, HDFC, and Infosys. Get best stock tips, and Future and Option tips from experts.

Conversely, Titan company declined the most by 2.76% followed by IndusInd Bank and Bajaj auto, by 1.72 & 1,21% each

On sectoral stocks in the Nifty, the IT, pharma, and FMCG witnessed buying while Auto, Financial, Metals saw some selling.