Equities end in green; metals, oil & gas stocks surge (Second Lead)
Mumbai Oct 6 (IANS) Erasing the previous session s losses key Indian equity indices -- the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 -- on Friday surged to close on a higher note as broadly positive global cues and healthy buying in metals and oil and gas stocks lifted sentiments.
Index heavyweights like Tata Steel Sun Pharma NTPC State Bank of India and Hindustan Unilever among others aided in the upward trajectory of the indices.
The wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 91 points or 0.92 per cent to provisionally close at 9 979.70 points (at 3:30 p.m.).
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE which opened at 31 633.34 points closed at 31 814.22 points -- up 222.19 points or 0.70 per cent from its previous close.
The Sensex touched a high of 31 844.28 points and a low of 31 632.81 points during intra-day trade.
The BSE market breadth was bullish -- 1 698 advances and 966 declines.
On Thursday the benchmark indices closed with marginal losses. The Nifty50 fell by 26.20 points or 0.26 per cent to close at 9 888.70 points while the Sensex closed at 31 592.03 points -- down 79.68 points or 0.25 per cent.