Share Market Highlights: The topline equity indices on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the BSE snapped out of a three-session losing streak after they ended over 0.6 per cent higher on Thursday.
The S&P BSE Sensex rose 271.02 points (0.66 per cent) to end at 41,386.40, while the broader Nifty 50 settled at 12,179.90 with gains of 73.00 points (0.60 per cent).
Among individual stocks, Larsen & Toubro shares ended 2.98 per cent higher at Rs 1,332.80 apiece on the BSE a day after the company reported a 15.2 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,352 crore for the quarter to December 2019.
Among the sectoral indices on the NSE, the Nifty Bank index rose 313.25 points (1.02 per cent) led by gains in the shares of State Bank of India (SBI), Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank.
(with inputs from agencies)