The domestic equity benchmark Sensex and the Nifty remained flat on Friday due to a weak trend tracking global markets. The major macroeconomic data persisted even after the release of participants in the absence of new purchase triggers, traders said.
The 30-share BSE Sensex gained 12.78 points, or 0.02 percent, to 543.96 points, higher than its new closing record of 51,544.30.
However, the NSE Nifty slipped 10 points or 0.07 percent to close at 15,163.30.
During the week, the Sensex rose 812.67 points or 1.6 percent, while the Nifty advanced 239.05 points or 1.6 percent.
ICICI Bank NSE 2.69%, 2.67 percent up in Axis Bank, Infosys NSE 1.33%, HDFC, SBI, Bajaj Finserv and HDFC Bank NSE 0.61% in Sensex Pack on Friday.
On the other hand, ITC was the biggest trailing, with a decline of 3.97 percent, a day after the FMCG-to-tobacco major reported consolidated net profit of Rs 3,587.20 crore for the December quarter, compared to Rs 44747.87 crore a year earlier. Was. Period.
Other losers include Sun Pharma, ONGC, Bharti Airtel, Titan and NTPC, which shed 2.53 percent.
In broader markets, the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices closed flat.
Elsewhere in Asia, most sacks remained closed for the Lunar New Year holiday.
Stock exchanges in Europe were trading on a negative note in mid-session deals.
Meanwhile, global oil benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.72 percent down at $ 60.70 a barrel.
Foreign institutional investors bought shares worth Rs 944.36 crore on Thursday, according to exchange data
Major Asian stock indices were mostly higher on Thursday after President Joe Biden held his first conversation with Chinese leader Xi Jinping since assuming office.
Many markets in Asia were closed for the Lunar New Year and other holidays. Benchmarks advanced in Hong Kong, India and Sydney, while Singapore and Thailand declined.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng closed up 0.5% at 30,173.57 and the Sensex in India rose 0.2% to 51,409.83. In Australia, the S&P / ASX 200 rose 0.1% to 6,860.40. Markets in Tokyo, Taiwan, Seoul and Shanghai were closed.
The Dow rose 0.2% to 31,437.80. The Nasdaq fell 0.3% to close at 13,972.53. The Russell 2000 index of small companies fell 0.7% to 2,282.44.
In Thursday’s second trade, US benchmark crude oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell 35 cents to $ 58.33 a barrel in electronic trading. It rose 32 cents to $ 58.68 on Wednesday. Brent, the international standard for crude oil pricing, dropped 38 cents to $ 61.09 a barrel.
The US dollar was unchanged at 104.59 Japanese yen. The euro rose from $ 1.2120 to $ 1.2125.