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Financials lift indices; Sensex up 282 pts, Nifty ends at 12,859

Friday,   20-Nov-2020   04:31 PM (IST)

Buying in financial counters such as HDFC Bank, Bajaj Finance, and Bajaj Finserv helped benchmark indices settle over 0.6 per cent higher on Friday. The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 43,882, up 282 points, or 0.65 per cent while NSE's Nifty ended at 12,859, up 87 points, or 0.68 per cent. Bajaj Finserv ended as the biggest gainer on Sensex - up over 9 per cent to Rs 8,536.50 while Reliance Industries (down nearly 4 per cent) was the top loser. Of 30 constituents, 23 advanced and 7 declined. On a weekly basis, Sensex gained 0.5 per cent while Nifty added 0.68 per cent.  In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap ended 1.22 per cent higher at 16,436.50 levels while the S&P BSE SmallCap index gained 0.77 per cent to 16,183 levels.