MARKET LIVE: Sensex flat, Nifty holds 12,250; PSBs, metals, autos gain

Benchmark indices were trading flat on Tuesday.

The S&P BSE Sensex was up 40 points, or 0.1 per cent, at 41,680 levels. IndusInd Bank and Hero MotoCorp (both up 1%) were the top gainers in the Sensex pack. On the other hand, HCL Tech (down 1%) was the top loser.

The broader Nifty50 index was hovering around 12,280 levels, up 17 points, or 0.13 per cent.

All the Nifty sectoral indices, except Nifty IT index, were trading in the green. Nifty PSU Bank index was up 0.6 per cent while Nifty Auto and Nifty Metal indexes climbed 0.5 per cent each.

In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index rose 22 points, or 0.15 per cent, and the S&P BSE SmallCap index was up 37 points, or 0.2 per cent.