Top gainers and losers of Friday’s session

NEW DELHI: Domestic equity market benchmarks Nifty50 and Sensex ended the year's last trading session in the positive territory.

On Friday, Nifty50 closed 53 points up at 10,531, while BSE Sensex settled 209 points up at 34,057.

Auto and IT stocks stole the show, whereas oil & gas stocks remained bearish on Friday.

Tata Motrs, Bharti Infratel, Axis Bank, Tata Consultancy Services, Hero MotoCorp, HCL Technologies and Adani Ports emerged as the top gainers in the NIfty50 index, each gaining over 2 per cent.

GAIL (India), Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Indian Oil Corporation remained the top losers of the day.

Nifty IT and Nifty Auto indices climbed 1.47 and 1.28 per cent, respectively. Barring Nifty Media and Nifty Metal, all other sectoral indices closed the day in the green.

As many as 119 stocks hit fresh 52-week highs on NSE, compared with 6 stocks that hit fresh 52-week lows on Friday.

Out of 50 stocks in the Nifty50 index, 32 closed the day in the green, while 18 in the red.

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