A benchmark index for Indian equities on Friday ended 130 points higher than its previous close with gains for stocks from the banking and capital goods space.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,533.88 points, closed at 17,704.92 points (provisional), 130.93 points or 0.75 per cent higher than its previous close at 17,573.99 points.
At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty was ruling at 5,306.25 points, a gain of 0.7 per cent from its previous close at 5,269.35 points.
Broader market indices closed with modest gains but the market breadth was tilted towards the negative.
Banking, capital goods and realty scrips saw buying, while metal stocks came under selling pressure.