Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Markets@Moneycontrol: Markets end week on a positive note

Strong IT stocks rupee buoy equity indices Liquidity Drives Sensex, Nifty Up; Reliance, Bajaj Auto, Infosys, Cipla, Top Gainers
Kelvin Reese | 25 November, 2017, 01:15

Investors will be looking ahead to a report about India's sovereign ratings from Standard & Poor's.

After trading steady through the day, frontline indices ended the week on a very positive note as the Nifty closed just short of 10,400-mark.

On a closing basis, the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 40.95 points or 0.40 per cent to 10,389.70 points. However, it slipped later.

Ongoing reforms and likely slower than expected Fed rate hike also caused positive momentum in the market. The S&P BSE Sensex opened almost 82 points higher at 33,670 points while NSE Nifty50 opened at 10,367 points, almost 18 points higher than the previous session's closing.

The BSE mid-cap closed higher by 0.58 per cent while the small-cap index was up 0.45 per cent. On NSE, 924 shares advanced and 805 shares declined, a total of 69 shares were unchanged.

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Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 222.21 crore while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) purchased equities worth a net Rs 73.22 crore, as per provisional data.

Sensex and Nifty rose slightly on Friday.

Among sectoral indices, BSE auto index, BSE IT index and BSE industrials index are among the top gainers.

The big movers that supported the key indices include Bajaj Auto, Infosys, Kotak Bank and Reliance Industries, rising by up to 1.64 per cent.

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