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CLOSING BELL: ITC, the biggest cigarette maker, and the second largest fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company in India, regained the market capitalisation of Rs 4 trillion on Friday

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SI Reporter  | New Delhi 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

MARKET LIVE: Sensex, Nifty shed gains, turn flat; Nestle, Reliance drop 1%
CLOSING BELL

Stock market highlights: 
Equity remained listless on Friday, swinging occasionally between gains and losses, as lack of domestic and global cues kept investors on the sideline. The S&P BSE settled today's session 37 points, or 0.06 per cent, higher at 58,803. The NSE Nifty50, meanwhile, shut shop at 17,539, down 3 points or 0.02 per cent.

The broader markets, however, exhibited a strong show during the end, but ended mixed. The BSE MidCap index dipped 0.35 per cenwhile the BSE SmallCap index eked out gains of 0.04 per cent.

Among sectors, the Financial Services and FMCG indces added 0.5 per cent and 0.4 per cent, respectively, while the PSU Bank index fell 0.77 per cent. 

Newsmakers
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Shares of New Delhi Television (NDTV) continued their northward movement as they crossed Rs 500 mark for the first time since January 2008. The stock hit a new high of Rs 515.10, up 5 per cent on Friday in an otherwise subdued market. It surpassed its previous high of Rs 512 that it had touched on January 4, 2008. READ MORE

ITC, the biggest cigarette maker, and the second largest fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company in India, regained the market capitalisation (market cap) of Rs 4 trillion on Friday as rally in the stock continued on the bourses. Shares of ITC hit an over five-year high of Rs 323.40 as they gained 2 per cent on BSE in the intra-day trade. ITC's market cap had last touched the Rs 4-trillion feat on July 14, 2017, when it was Rs 4.10 trillion on closing level basis. READ MORE

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