Sensex reclaims 34,000 mark

ANI | Updated: Feb 23, 2018 16:35 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 23 (ANI): Following a significant volatility last week, market indices traded on a positive note on Friday evening with the Sensex trading up 322.65 points to close at 34,142.15, and the Nifty close to 10,500 mark.

The market breadth was positive, with 1894 shares advancing against a decline of 829 shares. 208 shares remained unchanged.

Shares such as Sun Pharma, Tata Steel, UPL, Tech Mahindra, and Vedanta were up about three to six percent.

On the other hand, Asian Paints, GAIL, Eicher Motors, Infosys, HUL, and M&M were down one percent.

Shares extended gains in the opening bell too, with Nifty clocking in 10,400 in the first few minutes of the morning trade.

Sensex was up 98.71 points at 33918.21, and Nifty was up 36.40 points at 10419.10, at opening bell.

The Indian rupee too rebounded from Thursday's three-month lows, rising to as much as Rs 64.84 against the US dollar.

On the other hand, Gold prices slipped on Friday and were headed for their sharpest weekly drop in 2.5 months as the dollar strengthened during the week.

Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at USD 1,328.90 an ounce as of 0338 GMT.

US gold futures were down 0.1 percent at USD 1,331.2 per ounce. (ANI)