Share/Stock Highlights: The equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) snapped their three-session winning streak and ended on a flat note with marginal losses on Friday weighed by HDFC twins and Kotak Mahindra Bank.
The S&P BSE Sensex slipped by 20.46 points (0.03 per cent) to end at 58,786.67, while the broader Nifty 50 dipped 5.55 points (0.03 per cent) to 17,511.30.
Titan Company, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HCL Technologies and Tech Mahindra were the top losers of the day. On the other hand, Asian Paints, State Bank of India (SBI), Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Bajaj Finserv and ICICI Bank were the top gainers.
Among the sectoral indices, the Nifty PSU Bank index climbed 2.62 per cent on Friday led by Indian Bank and Indian Overseas Bank. The Nifty Realty too rose 2.31 per cent aided by Indiabulls Real Estate and DLF.
Among individual stocks, shares of Star Health and Allied Insurance Company made a tepid debut in the exchanges today listing at over a 6 per cent discount from the issue price. However at the end of the first day, the scrip managed to recover its losses to end a tad above the issue price on both NSE and BSE.
(with inputs from agencies)