Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty were trading down in Friday’s session mainly dragged by auto stocks. The 30-share Sensex slipped below 31,000-mark, to trade at 30,947, down 175 points or 0.53 per cent. While broader Nifty 50 index breached the crucial 91,00-mark and was ruling at 9,088 with a loss of 54 points or 0.59 per cent. Out of 30 Sensex stocks that constitute BSE Sensex, 20 scrips were trading in negative territory. M&M was the top Sensex loser down 3.27 per cent, followed by Maruti, Hero MotoCorp and Bajaj Finance. On the other hand, ONGC, NTPC, HUL, Nestle India and Tata Steel were among top Sensex gainers. Most of the sectoral indices were trading in red. Nifty Auto index was down nearly 1.5 per cent. On the flip side, Nifty Metal index was nearly half a per cent up, led by gains in Hindustan Zinc, Hindalco Industries and Jindal Steel.
Asian stocks were set to rise on Friday amid investor optimism about the re-opening of the US economy from coronavirus lockdowns and possibly more stimulus that could fuel a recovery.
US President Donald Trump said he was open to negotiating another possible stimulus bill amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, but “was taking his time” to see if more federal action was needed.
Ahead of the Asian open, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index futures climbed 0.16 percent, Australian S&P/ASX 200 futures rose 0.85 percent, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 futures were down 0.15 percent.