The market has ended on a flat note but the Nifty held on to 7700 levels. The 50-share index closed up 12.50 points at 7739.55 while the Sensex is up 38.18 points at 25918.95. About 878 shares advanced, 2049 shares declined and 85 shares were unchanged.
FMCG stocks put up a great show in a weak market. ITC and HUL were up 2-3% while HDFC, Sun Pharma and Wipro were other gainers in the Sensex. BHEL down 7% was the biggest loser, followed by Coal India, SBI and Axis Bank.
Shares of Engineers India fell 14% after reporting poor set of results in the quarter ended June 2014.