Sensex Closes 336 Points Higher, Nifty Ends At 11,755
Domestic stock markets closed in the green on Friday. The S&P BSE Sensex rose 336.47 points, or 0.87 per cent, to end at 39,067.33, while the broader NSE Nifty finished 112.85 points or 0.97 per cent higher at 11,754.65. Advances in financial, metal and IT stocks led to the gains on the indexes. The Sensex moved in a range of 39,103.16-38,765.33 during the session.The Nifty hit an intraday high of 11,762.90 and a low of 11,661.75.
Thirty three out of 50 Nifty stocks finished higher for the day. Prominent gainers on the Nifty50 were Tata Steel, BPCL, ICICI Bank, GAIL and JSW Steel, settling between 2.58 and 7.19 per cent higher.
Top gainers on the 30-scrip Sensex were Tata Steel, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, TCS, SBI and Reliance Industries, ending between 1.23 and 6.67 per cent higher.
Maruti Suzuki India, on the other hand, closed 0.88 per cent lower on the NSE, a day after the carmaker posted a drop in quarterly profit and forecast a weak year ahead.
On a weekly basis, the stock markets swung between gains and losses as corporate results trickled in, while a spike in oil prices pressured shares and the rupee, according to news agency Reuters.
Get the latest election news, live updates and election schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on ndtv.com/elections. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates from each of the 543 parliamentary seats for the 2019 Indian general elections.