Other than locking in profit by investors, political as well as economic uncertainties stemming from US President Donald Trump's recent executive decisions had their bearing on the market direction. However, global volatility arising out of political developments in the U.S. and emerging markets like Brazil held back the gains, brokers said.
The 30-share index stayed in the negative zone throughout the session and hit a low of 30,393.72, before settling at 30,434.79, down 223.98 points or 0.73 percent. "With currencies remaining volatile and with the monthly derivatives expiry approaching, investors chose to lock in gains on the last working day of the week".
Mumbai: Benchmark Sensex ended in the green at 30,464 in see-saw trade Friday as FMCG counters buzzed following finalisation of GST rates for bulk of the items.
All sectoral indices flashed red, down by up to 1.19 per cent, with realty, consumer durables, bank and auto registering much losses. Back home, SBI shares gained 1.72 per cent after the net profit of the country's largest lender more than doubled to Rs 2,814.82 crore for the March quarter.
Smaller rival Bank of Baroda, a constituent of the Nifty, rose 0.4% to 188.55 rupees on Friday and 1.1% for the week. The stock is trading at around Rs 292 per share higher by close to 5% as of 0941 hours on Friday.
Sentiment was also bolstered by the progress on the GST front, with the GST Council finalising rates for most goods.
Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (HUL), the Indian subsidiary of Anglo-Dutch FMCG company Unilever, posted 6 percent growth in standalone net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) at Rs 1,183 crore while revenues grew 6.7 percent to Rs 8,969 crore aided by 8 percent volume growth.
Energy companies were among the top losers for the week.
However, Asian Paints fell 2.43 per cent, Gail India 1.48 per cent, M&M 1.35 per cent, HDFC 1.16 per cent, TCS 1.08 per cent, Power Grid 1.06 per cent, Hero Motoco 0.96 per cent and Dr Reddy's 0.83 per cent.
The Sensex was up by 76.17 points or 0.25 per cent at the Wednesday's closing.
Japan's Nikkei was down 0.16 per cent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.15 per cent and Taiwan Weighted was down 0.04 per cent. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.3% higher on Thursday.
It is understood that hospitals in the Midlands, including Portlaoise, have been the targets of previous ransomware viruses. The threat involved around 20 machines that were isolated and disinfected yesterday.
Just 43 percent of voters thought Trump would finish out the four-year term as president, while 45 percent thought he wouldn't. Green, who previewed his call with a tweet earlier, said it was the House of Representative's "duty" to take up impeachment.
Seth Rollins , Samoa Joe, Finn Balor , Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns will square off on June 4, live on Sky Sports Box Office . Since WWE re-split its roster into Raw and Smackdown brands last summer, perhaps no image ha...
His release from prison means he will now be able to attend the court in person, while on bail, for the remainder of the trial. Harris denies four charges of indecent assault. "She said she had been groped by Rolf in a taxi", he told the court.
His close association with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would attract the support of conservatives across Iran. He is now facing five rivals, but some could withdraw in favor of more prominent candidates.
How long will Almirola be out of the auto ? "I just slid right into the wreck". "The obvious thing is that the circumstances suck. He saw the cars of Danica Patrick and Joey Logano come up the track abruptly into his lane and into the catch fence.
According to reports, even though she just ended her three year romance with Tyga , Kylie and Travis are already hot and heavy. They pointed out that they do not really know how their sister spends her days, so they will join everyone else as viewers.
Despite statistically getting the most likely outcome, Tuesday night was not a good night for the Phoenix Suns and their fans. The Philadelphia 76ers have done a terrific job of positioning themselves the right way for success in the lottery.
It can access more than 7,000 channels, apps, and Alexa skills and live TV broadcasts when used with a separate HD antenna . Amazon is taking pre-orders on a new Element 4k LED TV that comes with an integrated Fire TV platform.
Wright added that the incident is an example of how the drug epidemic has forced officers to change aspects of their jobs. Green was treated and released Friday, and when contacted Saturday said he was still feeling the effects of the substance.
Doctors Without Borders said at least 21 people were wounded but access to the area is needed to determine the full toll. Preliminary information reported that displaced civilians sought refuge at a mosque, a Catholic church and a hospital.
Immediately after a few years of the death of Prophet Muhammad, the companions of Prophet Muhammad talked about triple talaq . If tfaith of Hindus about Ram's birth can not be questioned then triple talaq is a matter of faith for Muslims.
One of her most successful roles was in " Hum Aapke Hai Koun ...!", where she played Anupam Kher's wife and Madhuri's mother. Lagoo's son-in-law Vinay Waikul told PTI, "She was complaining of chest pain so we took her to the hospital at around 1 AM".
With her tresses left open, she looked exquisite as she exuded confidence and elan in her one-shoulder floor-sweeping dress. The maxi dress has a plunging neckline, the attire cinches at the waist, giving her a handsome silhouette.
We're also anticipating the announcement of new features for the Google Assistant AI and in turn the Google Home smart speaker. It's at this event a year ago when the company introduced Google Assistant, Google Duo, Google Allo, and Google Home.
Friedman arrived Monday and immediately visited the Western Wall, praying there and kissing the sacred site. He said the topic would be discussed between Trump and his counterparts during next week's trip.
Cisco, Juniper, Intel, Microsoft , Symantec, Google, Apple, FireEye, any other bullshit security companies didn't buy lost warez. The Shadow Brokers' first dump of exploits in August sparked a robust discussion within the Obama administration.
Bucknor ruled he swung at the final pitch. "I don't have any mixed feelings about that game", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Pinch hitter Guillermo Heredia singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning as Seattle defeated Chicago.
However, Planned Parenthood could face even more financial pressure as a result of proposals pending in Congress. The organization pointed to a new state law that blocks federal family planning funds to abortion providers.
Ricardo Sanchez Perez del Pozo, a lawyer with a background in worldwide law and human rights, took over the post. In a previous interview with NBC News, the slain journalist was asked why he didn't seek asylum in the U.S.
Leahy wasn't the only person Ball set his sights on on Wednesday. "Yeah, if you have a women's company". The entire exchange began when Leahy asked how many pairs of Lonzo Ball's $495 shoes he had sold.
The strategy includes two key areas of development such as economic belt of the Silk Road and the Sea Silk Road. He, however, did not give a time frame for the new loans, aid and funding pledged on Sunday.
The latest recall comes after the two firms offered to fix 1.5m cars in South Korea and the USA over possible engine stalling. Hyundai and Kia have been criticized for the lackadaisical way in which they have dealt with questions about product quality.
Four candidates are seeking three seats on the Board of Education with the top three vote-getters each securing a three-year term. The second phase of a long-term plan to renovate and upgrade district schools will turn the attention to elementary schools.
The Taiwanese smartphone giant is holding a live event on Tuesday where the new flagship device is expected to be revealed. Just after the CES 2017, HTC unveiled the new U series smartphones with the glossy finish body and premium price tag.
He said he will implement a reform agenda at home "not because Europe requests it, but because France needs it". Philippe is the mayor of the Normandy port of Le Havre, a trained lawyer and an author of political thrillers.