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MARKET WRAP: Sensex ends 139 pts higher in volatile trade; ONGC gains 5.7%

All that happened in the markets today

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SI Reporter  | New Delhi 


The domestic equity market ended Friday's volatile session on a positive note amid healthy buying in financial, oil and gas, metal, and FMCG stocks. 

The benchmark S&P ended at 46,099, up 139 points, or 0.3 per cent while NSE's Nifty ended at 13,514, up 36 points, or 0.26 per cent. 

During the day, hit a record high of 46,309.63 while Nifty scaled an all-time peak of 13,579.35. 

On a weekly basis, gained 2.2 per cent while Nifty added 1.9 per cent. 

Shares of state-owned oil and gas companies rallied up to 10 per cent on the in the intra-day trade on Friday as crude oil prices extended their northward journey. On Thursday, Brent crude price crossed $50 per barrel-mark for the first time since March on demand recovery and hopes of Covid-19 vaccine.

ONGC ended 5.68 per cent higher at Rs 96.80 on the

In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index ended 0.15 per cent higher at 17,521 points and the S&P BSE SmallCap index settled 0.51 per cent higher at 17,553 points.

Among sectoral indices on the NSE, Nifty Metal gained the most - up over 1 per cent to 3,146 levels. On the other hand, Nifty Pharma slipped 0.6 per cent to 12,366 levels. 
Global markets

Asian shares rose on Friday as progress on Covid-19 vaccines boosted investor sentiment, but tricky Brexit negotiations and US stimulus talks capped gains in riskier assets.

Overnight on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.23 per cent, the S&P 500 lost 0.13 per cent and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.54 per cent.

In commodities, oil rose, adding to sharp gains overnight that saw Brent top $50 for the first time since March, as the rollout of coronavirus vaccination programmes fed hopes that demand for fuel would rebound up next year.

(With inputs from Reuters)


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