Stock Market Highlights: The Sensex and Nifty ended higher for the second straight trading session on Friday backed by renewed buying interest in IT and banking stocks. Realty shares too logged strong gains, while auto and pharma shares signed-off on a weak note.
The S&P BSE Sensex gyrated in a range of 675 points, the index from a high of 58,179 slipped into red to a low of 57,504. The BSE benchmark finally ended 355 points higher at 587,990.
The NSE Nifty 50 advanced 114 points as it reclaimed the 17,100 level.
Among the Sensex 30 stocks, HCL Technologies soared over 3.5 per cent. UltraTech Cement, Nestle and Kotak Bank were the other major gainers, up over 2 per cent each. Tata Steel, ICICI Bank, HDFC, HDFC Bank, Bharti Airtel, Infosys, SBI and Wipro were the other significant gainers.