Sensex closes 167 points up, Nifty settles above 8800

The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty were trading up on Friday. This was because there was increased buying in counters like IT, telecom, metal and auto stocks.

The BSE Sensex closed 167.48 points up at 28,468.75 while the NSE Nifty closed 43.70 points up at 8,821.70. The top three Sensex gainers were HDFC Bank (+3.75%), Sun Pharma (+3.67%) and Cipla (+1.58%). The top three Sensex losers were TCS (-1.58%), Infosys (-1.21%) and Hero Motoco (-1.15%). The top three Nifty gainers were Sun Pharma (+3.67%), HDFC Bank (+3.55%) and ICICI Bank (+2.08%). The top three Nifty losers were Infratel (-3.68%), Hindalco (-2.32%) and Idea (-1.81%).

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