Equity indices largely flat, auto and metal stocks gain

Equity benchmark indices were flat during early hours on Monday with auto and metal stocks in focus. At 10:15 am, the BSE S&P Sensex was up by 21 points to 40,466 while the Nifty 50 edged higher by 11 points at 11,933. Sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were mixed with Nifty FMCG, IT and realty in the negative zone but Nifty metal and auto gained by 0.94 per cent each.