Experts feel the markets are likely to remain volatile. "The market may remain volatile this week as traders roll over positions in the futures and options (F&O) segment from the near-month February 2014 series to March 2014 series. The near-month February 2014 F&O contracts expires on Wednesday," Standard Chartered analysts said in a morning note.
Asian markets showed a mixed trend. The Nikkei (1.44%), KOSPI (0.81%) and Taiwan Taiex (0.18%) ended in the green. Meanwhile, the Jakarta Composite (-1%) and Shanghai Composite (-2.04%) ended in the red.
Back home, among individual stocks,Wipro (2.95%), a href="http://www.financialexpress.com/stocks.phpEXCHNG=NSE&cocode=28074" target="_blank">Bajaj Auto (2.14%) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) (1.92%) were the major gainers on the 30-share Sensex. Among sectoral indices, BSE IT (0.90%), BSE Auto (0.59%) and BSE Capital Goods (0.57%) were the major gainers.