The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 34,493.69 points, traded at 34,425.68 points - up 10.10 points or 0.03 per cent from its previous session's close.
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Rising US bond yields and crude oil prices too anxious investors.
Sectoral indices, led by realty, FMCG, auto, banks and consumer durables, were trading in the positive zone with gains of up to 0.93 per cent.
Market breadth was negative with 1750 stocks closing lower against 898 ending higher on the BSE. By end of the say however, the stock finished with 0.26 per cent gain.
In the Asian region, Japan's Nikkei fell 0.65 per cent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 1.07 per cent in early trade. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed, settling just below the 3 per cent level.
Oil prices slipped back from near 3-1/2-year highs as talks between US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron eased concerns Washington may reinstate sanctions against Iran.
"Market extended gains backed by index heavyweights while correction in metals and IT were due to ease in sanctions by U.S. and tightening of H1-B visa procedure".
Meanwhile, on a net basis, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 259.08 crore while Domestic Institutional Investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 387.26 crore on Monday, a provisional data showed. United States stocks ended lower on Friday, as weakness in technology and consumer staples shares offset the latest batch of corporate earnings, which largely continued to beat expectations.