Markets ends higher, Sensex up 256 points

Markets finished the week on a higher note on Friday, as expectations of better March-quarter corporate results made investors happy.

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Axis Bank Ltd drove the gains. Axis Bank gained as much as 9%.

Other major gainers were SBI, and ICICI Bank.

BSE Sensex closed 256 points or 0.74% higher to end at 34,970. The NSE Nifty ended 75 points or 0.7% up at 10,692.

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