Friday, May 20, 2011

Best Stocks : Sensex closes 180 points up

A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Friday closed with a 180-point gain, braving selling pressure on heavyweight scrips like ONGC and ITC. The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 18,199.96 points, closed at 18,321.4 points, up 180 points or 0.99 percent from its previous close at 18,141.4 points.

The 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange shut shop at 5,484.35 points, up 1.04 percent. Broader markets also ended in the green with the BSE midcap index ruling 0.62 percent up and the BSE smallcap index up 0.41 percent.

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