Sensex soars over 167 points to end at 28,468; Nifty recaptures 8,800-mark

17 Feb , 2017 , 04:19 PM
Bombay Stock Exchange (File photo)
Bombay Stock Exchange (File photo)

Market benchmark Sensex soared over 167 points on Friday to end at 28,468.75 on widespread buying, while the broader NSE Nifty recaptured the 8,800-mark.

The 30-share BSE Sensex, which opened higher with a gap at 28,670.43, touched a high of 28,726.26 after participants widened their bets on foreign fund inflows amid persistent buying by domestic institutional investors.

However, the benchmark slipped to a low of 28,410.91 on profit-booking, before finally settling 167.48 points, or 0.59 per cent higher at 28,468.75.

The 50-share NSE Nifty, after moving between 8,896.45 and 8,804.25, settled 43.70 points, or 0.50 per cent higher, at 8,821.70. 

First Published: Friday, February 17, 2017 04:16 PM
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