Indian equities, the Sensex and the Nifty, ended the session marginally in the green on Wednesday on buying by funds and retail investors in select stocks amid mixed European cues.
The 30-share BSE index Sensex was up 47.04 points (0.24 per cent) at 19,608.08 and the 50-share NSE index Nifty was up 10.8 points (0.18 per cent) at 5,933.30.
Volume toppers were SBI, Tata Motors, TCS, RIL and Tata Steel. Top five Sensex gainers were Tata Motors,HDFC, ONGC, M&M and TCS, while the top five losers were Bajaj Auto, Sterlite, Tata Power, GAIL and Tata Steel.
On the BSE, buying was seen in the stocks of IT, TECk, Auto and Oil & Gas sectors, while Metal, Power, Realty and Capital Goods sector stocks lost investors' support.
European stocks were unchanged ahead of euro zone industrial output data and as US President Barack Obama pledged to expand trade with the region. Most Asian markets were closed for the Lunar New Year.
Stoxx 50 was down 0.11 per cent at 2,645.86, FTSE 100 down 0.35 per cent at 6,315.97 and DAX up 0.08 per cent at 7,666.01.