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Sensex ends 361 points higher ahead of exit polls, Nifty just short of 10,700

Friday,   07-Dec-2018   04:21 PM (IST)

Equity benchmarks ended the session on a positive note, with the Nifty ending well above 10,650-mark. Investors awaited cues from exit polls of elections in five states.Financials led the surge, backed by a huge jump in Kotak Mahindra Bank.Meanwhile, automobiles and consumption names were the big gainers, while the Nifty Midcap ended flat.  At the close of market hours, the Sensex was up 361.12 points or 1.02% at 35673.25, while the Nifty was higher by 92.50 points or 0.87% at 10693.70. The market breadth was negative as 1077 shares advanced, against a decline of 1458 shares, while 155 shares were unchanged.