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MARKET WRAP: Sensex snaps 6-day losing streak, up 52 pts; autos lead rally

In the broader market, S&P BSE MidCap ended 73 points, or 0.53 per cent, higher at 13,856 levels while the S&P BSE SmallCap closed 29 points, or 0.22 per cent, higher at 13,060 levels.

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SI Reporter  | New Delhi 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Domestic indices ended Friday's lackluster trade with marginal gains. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex and broader Nifty50 traded range-bound for better part of the day tracking corporate earnings and weakness in global

The Sensex ended 52 points, or 0.14 per cent, higher at 37,883 levels pulled up by automobile manufacturers, banking and financial stocks. YES Bank, Bajaj Finance, Hero Moto Corp, and M&M ended the day as top gainers while Vedanta, HDFC, Bharti Airtel, and Reliance were the top laggards at the close. On the other hand, Nifty50 settled at 11,284 mark, up 32 points, or 0.29 levels.

In the broader market, S&P BSE MidCap ended 73 points, or 0.53 per cent, higher at 13,856 levels while the S&P BSE SmallCap closed 29 points, or 0.22 per cent, higher at 13,060 levels.

Sectorally, all the indices ended in the green barring Nifty IT index. Nifty Auto index was the top performing index, closing with gains of over 2 per cent. Nifty Bank, including private bank and public sector bank indices, and Nifty Pharma ended with gains of a per cent each. Nifty IT index closed with a cut of 0.82 per cent.

GLOBAL CUES

Asian share prices dropped on Friday following mixed US earnings reports and after the European Central Bank disappointed those investors who had expected an immediate easing.

Japan's Nikkei index closed 0.45 per cent lower while South Korea's Kospi slipped 0.40 per cent at close. China's Shanghai Composite, however, ended 0.24 per cent higher. 

(With inputs from Reuters)





 

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