Sectoral gainers and losers on NSE
The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 36,227, down 97 points, while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,930, down 47 points.
In sectoral indices, the Nifty IT index settled 1.1 per cent lower due to a fall in the shares of Infibeam Avenues which crashed 71 per cent to end at Rs 57.90. The Nifty Auto Index, too, fell 2.3 per cent driven by fall in Hero MotoCorp, Apollo Tyres and Mahindra & Mahindra.
Among individual stocks, YES Bank stock fell 9.7 per cent to Rs 183.45 on the BSE. The stock had hit a 52-week low of Rs 166.15 during the day.
In broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap fell 1.6 per cent to settle at 14,763, while the S&P BSE SmallCap declined 3.4 per cent to end at 14,431. The shares of midcap and smallcap companies continued to remain under pressure on Friday, with the S&P BSE Midcap (14,619.99) and the S&P BSE Smallcap (14,325.21) indices hitting their respective 52-week lows in intra-day trade on the BSE.
Japan’s Nikkei stock index rose as high as 24,286.10 points, reaching its highest levels since November 1991, on renewed optimism about the global economy and hopes of a boost to exporters’ earnings from a weaker yen. It was last up 1.5 per cent.
(with Reuters inputs)