Sensex, Nifty Post Weekly Advance; Hindalco, Adani Ports Top Gainers
Second Week Of Gains
Indian equities ended little changed for the third time in the last four trading sessions, but posted gains for the week, courtesy the surge on Monday.
The S&P BSE Sensex ended 12 points higher at 51,544 while the NSE Nifty 50 index ended 10 points lower at 15,163. Both the benchmark indices gained over 1.5% for the week.
Private banks outperformed in today's session with the Nifty Bank ending 1% higher, above the mark of 36,000.
Among the top laggards of the session were Metals and FMCG stocks. The Nifty Metal index fell 1.7% while the FMCG index declined 1.5%, dragged lower by ITC's fall post its Q3 results.
The Nifty Media index fell 1% while the Auto index declined 0.5%.
Broader markets too were little changed and had a mixed day of trade. The Nifty Midcap index ended 0.2% lower while the Small Cap index gained by a similar quantum.
The India Volatility Index fell 4% in today's session to end at 22.14.
1,029 stocks on the NSE ended with gains while 847 stocks reported losses.