Sensex rises 651 points, the Nifty reclaims 18,000 points.

On Monday, Indian market benchmarks continued to rise amid widespread purchasing, with banking and auto sectors in particularly strong demand. The 30-share BSE Sensex closed at 60,396, up 651 points or 1.09 percent, while the broader NSE Nifty closed at 18,003, up 191 points or 1.07 percent. The Nifty Midcap 100 index rose 0.84 percent, while the Nifty Smallcap 100 index rose 1.28 percent, indicating a favourable finish for mid- and small-cap stocks.

The National Stock Exchange's sector gauges all ended the day in the green. The Nifty PSU Bank, Nifty Bank, and Nifty Auto all increased by 3.23 percent. On a stock-by-stock basis, UPL Ltd was the top gainer on the Nifty, rising 4.57 percent to 825. Among the gainers were Hero MotoCorp, Titan, SBI, and Maruti Suzuki. Wipro, Nestle India, Divi's Lab, Asian Paints, and PowerGrid, on the other hand, were among the laggards.

On the BSE, the overall market breadth was positive, with 2,646 shares rising and 992 falling.

Titan, Maruti, SBI, L&T, HDFC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and ITC saw the highest increases on the 30-share BSE platform, with their shares jumping as much as 3.12 percent. Among the losses were Wipro, Nestle India, Asian Paints, Sun Pharma, Hindustan Unilever, and Dr Reddy's.

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