Share Market Highlights: The frontline equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) continued their winning momentum and settled over 0.5 per cent higher for the second consecutive day on Friday.
The S&P BSE Sensex settled at 41,613.19, up 226.79 points or 0.55 per cent, while the broader Nifty 50 ended at 12,248.25, up 67.90 points or 0.56 per cent.
Among the sectoral indices, the Nifty Metal index climbed 0.97 per cent led by gains in Jindal Steel & Power and Hindustan Copper. The Nifty FMCG rose 0.79 per cent led by Britannia Industries and Marico. The Nifty Bank index too rose 0.77 per cent led by Yes Bank and Axis Bank.
In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap ended at 15,822.54, up 120.73 points or 0.77 per cent while the S&P BSE SmallCap rose 73.64 points or 0.50 per cent at 14,845.96.
(with inputs from agencies)