A benchmark index of Indian equities markets on Friday closed 24 points higher.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,701.20 points, closed 17,681.44 points, (provisional) 0.14% or 24.23 points up from its previous day's close
at 17,657.21 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 17,801.39 points and a low of 17,622.62 points in intra-day trade.
The BSE FMCG index was up 65.74 points, and so was the IT index, up 58.69 points.
The wider 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed 0.08% higher at 5,367.05 points.
The major Sensex gainers were Tata Motors, up 2.27% at Rs. 240.80; ITC, up 1.53% at Rs. 262.10; Infosys, up 1.52% at Rs. 2,349.40; Wipro, up 1.39% at Rs. 354.40; and Hindustan Unilever, up 1.31% at Rs. 501.05.
The main Sensex losers were Jindal Steel, down 4.19% at Rs. 401.40; Tata Power, down 3.36% at Rs.97.70; Hindalco, down 2.52% at Rs.113.90; Gail India, down 1.79% at Rs. 360.30; and Larsen and Toubro, down 1.59% at Rs. 1,451.