About 150 stocks hit their 52-week highs and 250 stocks were locked in the upper circuit on Thursday.
Stock market update: Benchmark indices staged a one-way rally, surging nearly a per cent on Friday, despite tepid global cues. The frontline S&P BSE Sensex zoomed 390 points to close at 56,072. The index hit an intra-day high of 56,186.
The Nifty50, on the other hand, ended at 16,719, up 114 points. It hit a high of 16,752. Ultratech Cement, Grasim, UPL, HDFC, HDFC Bank, Eicher Motors, and ICICI Bank were the top gainers, ralling over 2 per cent each. Infosys, Tata Consumer Products, NTPC, and Power Grid, on the other hand, shed over 1 per cent.
In the broader market, the BSE MidCap index fell 0.2 per cent, but the BSE SmallCap index added 0.2 per cent.
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