Sensex ends 105 points lower on Friday; Axis Bank slumps 6%


Benchmark indices lost ground in late trades to end lower as investors booked profits after gains in the previous session post the US Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates unchanged.

The S&P BSE Sensex slipped 105 points to close at 28,668 and the Nifty50 settled 36 points lower at 8,832. Among broader markets, BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended up 0.1%-0.3% each. Market breadth ended weak with 1496 losers and 1166 gainers on the BSE.

Foreign institutional investors were net buyers in equities worth Rs 337 crore on Thursday, as per provisional stock exchange data.

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Sensex ends on Friday down 157 points over the previous close.


The Sensex continued to struggle around the 28,000 mark to finish lower on Friday even as benchmark indices gained on the week. The weakness in Indian equities was in line with the subdued mood in Asian markets.

The Sensex closed at 28,051.86, down 156.76 points over its previous close, and the Nifty shed 27.80 points to close at 8,638.50.

For the week, the Sensex rose 0.9 percent, and the Nifty by 1.1 percent.

About 1221 shares have advanced, 1462 shares declined, and 209 shares are unchanged.

  • Nifty 50 closed at 8638.5 with 0.3% loss today. 24 stocks advanced whereas 26 stocks declined and 1 stocks unchanged
  • With 6.6% increase EICHERMOT was the top gainer in Nifty. ADANIPORTS, ZEEL increased 3.3% and 2.9% respectively
  • ICICIBANK with a┬áloss of 3.6% was the biggest loser in the Nifty. BHARTIARTL , BHEL lost 2.8% and 2.4% respectively
  • FIIs bought net 84.6 crores worth of index futures and bought net 1392.9 crores worth of index options
  • FIIs sold net 865.8 crores worth of stock futures and bought net 7.2 crores worth of stock options
  • Daily volume in ICICIBANK surged 116%, highest growth among NSE stocks

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