The major stock index Sensex gained more than 100 points on Friday due to the rise in Infosys, Reliance Industries and HDFC Bank and continued inflow of foreign funds. The 30-share BSE Sensex rose 141.75 points or 0.28 percent to 51,673.27, while the NSE Nifty rose 36.50 points or 0.24 percent to 15,209.80.
The Sensex was the biggest gainer in Infosys, with Tech Mahindra, HCL Tech, HDFC Bank, TCS and Reliance Industries also doing the most. On the other hand ITC, ONGC, Bharti Airtel, SBI and IndusInd Bank were in red mark.
Stock market closed on green mark yesterday
The BSE Sensex closed at a new high on Thursday with a gain of 222 points. The market gained momentum due to the rise in Reliance Industries, which holds a good stake in the Sensex amid a strong trend globally. The 30-share BSE Sensex gained 222.13 points, or 0.43 percent, to close at 51,531.52 in volatile trading. Similarly, the National Stock Exchange’s Nifty gained 66.80 points, or 0.44 percent, to close at 15,173.30. Reliance Industries was the biggest gainer among the Sensex stocks. It gained more than 4 percent. Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth Rs 944.36 crore on a gross basis on Thursday. Meanwhile, global oil benchmark Brent crude was down 0.62 percent at $ 60.76 a barrel.