Friday, 24 March 2017
Sensex closes 89 points, Nifty closes above 9100
The benchmark indices registered modest gains in a volatile last trading session of the week. The BSE Sensex, rose 89.24 points or 0.3% to 29,421.40, The NSE Nifty50 index rose 21.70 points or 0.24% at 9,108.
Gains on the exchanges were led by ICICI Bank, ITC and SBI. There were 760 advancing stocks against 867 declining stocks, and 296 stocks unchanged on NSE, reflecting bearish tone surfing in the market. BSE Mid-cap Index closed down by 0.03% at 13849 while BSE Small-cap Index closed up 0.3% at 14077.
Bank of Baroda was the top Nifty gainer while Grasim was the top Nifty loser in today’s trading session. ITC gained 1.13% to Rs 281.05. ITC stock hit a high and low of Rs 283 and Rs 278.90 respectively in intraday trade.