LIVE market updates: The Indian benchmark indices continued to fluctuate between gains and losses in Friday’s noon deals, as gains in public sector banks were offset by losses in metals and auto stocks.
The S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 48,750 levels, and the broader Nifty50 index topped the 14,700-mark. Asian Paints rose 11 per cent and was the top Sensex gainer, followed by Titan, SBI, and ITC gained 1 per cent, each. On the other hand, TCS, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Tech Mahindra fell 1 per cent, each.
All the Nifty sectoral indices, except Nifty FMCG index, traded in the red, with Nifty Metal index, down 3 per cent, bleeding the most.
In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices fell 0.6 per cent, each.