Sensex, Nifty gain; Maruti Suzuki jumps 4.44 per cent, M&M surges 3.31 per cent
On Friday, Sensex closed in green, up by 127.01 points or 0.31 per cent from Thursday’s close to end the session at 40,685.50 levels while Nifty was up by 33.90 points or 0.28 per cent at 11,930.35 levels.
Auto stocks were the major gainers in today’s trading session.
In the global markets, Asian indices such as Nikkei, KOSPI, and Hang Seng rose by 0.18 per cent, 0.24 per cent, and 0.54 per cent, respectively while Shanghai index was down by 1.04 per cent. European indices such as DAX, FTSE 100, and CAC 40 were seen trading in positive, up by 0.70 per cent, 1.51 per cent and 1.04 per cent, respectively.
The top Sensex gainers included Maruti Suzuki that went up by 4.44 per cent, M&M gained by 3.31 per cent, Tata Steel zoomed by 3.27 per cent, Power Grid strengthened by 3.03 per cent while Bajaj Auto rose by 2.46 per cent.
Top Sensex losers consisted of UltraTech Cement that went down by 2.36 per cent, HCL Tech slipped 1.71 per cent, Hindustan Unilever fell by 1.62 per cent, Kotak Mahindra Bank tumbled 0.73 per cent while Infosys declined by 0.72 per cent.
In the broader markets, BSE Small-Cap Index and BSE Mid-Cap Index increased by 0.71 per cent and 0.59 per cent, respectively.
Amongst sectoral indices, BSE Auto Index was the best performing sectoral index, gaining by 2.76 per cent while BSE Consumer Durables went up by 1.30 per cent, BSE Power and BSE Utilities gained by 1.20 per cent and 1.10 per cent, respectively.
Indices such as realty, basic materials, IT, and healthcare were the major losers, which fell by 0.94 per cent, 0.27 per cent, 0.24 per cent, and 0.17 per cent, respectively.