Sensex slips 111 points, Nifty just barely holds 15,750 mark
The stock market on Friday ended on a sluggish note as the Sensex settled at 52,907.93 points and the Nifty stood at 15,752.05 points. While the broader market traded near the flat line, the midcap indices witnessed a bullish run with the Nifty Midcap 50 rising 0.79% to 7,355.55 points. Here are more details on the markets' performance on Friday.
Among the winning sectors in the stock market on Friday were NIFTY FMCG, NIFTY REALTY, and NIFTY CONSUMPTION, which rose 2.74%, 1.56%, and 1.15%, respectively. The top stock gainers were ITC, Cipla, and Bajaj Finance, which climbed 4.13%, 3.88%, and 3.84%, respectively. Meanwhile, ONGC, Reliance, and Power Grid Corp were trading among the top stock losers on Friday, shedding 13.66%, 7.23%, and 2.41%, respectively.
Coming to the Asian markets, the Hang Seng Index on Friday slipped 137.1 points, or 0.62%, to 21,859.79 points while the Nikkei rose 457.42 points, or 1.73%, to 25,935.62 points. In the US market, NASDAQ closed on a negative note, shedding 1.33% to 11,028.74 points.
The Indian rupee (INR) on Friday weakened against the US Dollar, plunging 0.1% to settle at Rs. 79.05. While the price of gold futures surged by Rs. 1,224, or 2.42%, to Rs. 51,741, the silver futures dropped 373, or 0.64%, to Rs. 57,957. The crude oil future prices surged by $1.8, or 1.69% to $107.89/barrel.
The fuel prices in Delhi remain unchanged on Thursday, with diesel priced at Rs. 89.66/liter and petrol costing Rs. 96.76/liter. Meanwhile, in Mumbai, diesel costs Rs. 97.26/liter and petrol is priced at Rs. 111.33/liter.
Bitcoin is currently trading at $19,429.10, a 1.49% increase from yesterday. Ethereum is up 3.27% and is selling at $1,064.50. Tether, BNB, and Cardano are trading at $0.9989 (flat), $221.44 (5.92% up), and $0.4536 (1.96% up), respectively. Dogecoin is trading at $0.06534, up 2.78% from yesterday.