Snapping their three-day losing streak, the benchmark indices settled around 1 per cent higher on Friday ahead of the outcome of state exit polls due later in the day.
That apart, market will also closely watch the outcome of OPEC-Russia meet, which is expected to come later in the day.
The S&P BSE Sensex climbed 361 points or 1.02 per cent to settle at 35,673 while NSE’s Nifty50 index added 93 points or 0.87 per cent to end at 10,694.
Among sectoral indices, the Nifty Bank index rose 1.5 per cent led by a rise in ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank. The Nifty Auto index, too, rose 0.9 per cent led by Bajaj Auto and Maruti Suzuki.
In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index rose 0.2 per cent to end at 14,717, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index slipped 0.3 per cent to 14,105.
On the political front, market participants are awaiting exit poll results of five state elections due after market hours today. The result of the assembly elections will likely set the tone for the general elections next year.
The rupee traded on a firm note during the day rising to 70.45 against the US dollar amid fall in oil prices ahead of the crucial OPEC meet outcome. The domestic unit on Thursday closed at 70.90.
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The domestic equity market signed off the first day of December F&O series on a positive note on Friday amid buying in pharmaceutical, information technology (IT) and automobile counters.
The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 36,194, up 24 points, or 0.1 per cent, while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,877, up 18 points, or 0.2 per cent.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap rose 0.6 per cent to settle at 15,039 levels, while the S&P BSE SmallCap settled 0.5 per cent higher at 14,427 levels.
The rupee traded on a firm note on Friday, rising to 69.59 against the US dollar in intra-day trade on the back of free fall in crude prices and heavy buying by foreign institutional investors (FIIs). The domestic unit on Thursday had breached the 70-mark for the first time since August 27 to end at a three-month high of 69.85 per US dollar.
Reliance Communications (RCom) rose 13 per cent to Rs 14.40 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday after the Supreme Court asked RCom to furnish a corporate guarantee of Rs 14 billion within two days to get the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the government. The corporate guarantee will be issued by Reliance Realty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RCom.
The Nifty Pharma index rose 2 per cent led by a rise in shares of Biocon and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. The Nifty IT index gained 1.2 per cent led by Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
YES Bank ended 6.3 per cent higher at Rs 170.50 after a TV report said that the private bank’s promotor Rana Kapoor doesn’t have any ownership in Morgan Credits or Yes Capital.
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