Mumbai (Agencies): The BSE benchmark Sensex managed to end in the positive terrain on Monday, making up for its intra-day losses, as frontline stocks jumped sharply in late trade, although losses occurred in broader markets.

The 30-company sensitive index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 18,135.02 points, closed at 18,037.19 points, up 29 points from its previous close at 18,008.15 points.

However, the National Stock Exchange 50-share nifty ended flat at 5,396.00 as against the last weekend's level of 5,395.75.

Broader markets, however, saw greater selling with the BSE midcap index closing 0.45 percent down and the BSE small cap index ending 0.81 percent lower.

Consumer durables stocks took a beating, on persistent selling pressure. Besides, cues from the European markets were strong for the day.