Stock market highlights:
Benchmark indices exhibited range-bound trade on Friday as lack of fresh triggers kept indices directionless. The S&P BSE Sensex remained within a narrow range of 348 points, while the Nifty50 travelled 118 points during the day.
By close, the 30-pack index settled at 54,482 levels, up 303 points or 0.56 per cent. The Nifty50, meanwhile, shut shop with gains of 88 points, or 0.54 per cent, at 16,221. In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added 0.2 per cent each.
L&T, PowerGrid, NTPC, ICICI Bank, DR Reddy’s Labs, Axis Bank, Bharti Airtel, and Nestle India were the top large-cap gainers, while M&M Financial Services, Oil India, SRF, Trent, Uttam Sugar, RateGain, and GR Infra surged in the broader market.
On the flipside, Tata Steel, IndusInd Bank, Maruti Suzuki, TCS, Crisil, Ashok Leyland, MFSL, RBL Bank, Ajmera Realty, PSP Projects, and Vakrangee were the top laggards across segments.