Stock market update: Nifty Auto index advances 0.55%

NEW DELHI: The Nifty Auto index closed on a positive note on Thursday.
Shares of Sona BLW Precision Forgings(up 3.87 per cent), Balkrishna Industries(up 1.48 per cent), Mahindra & Mahindra(up 1.48 per cent), TIINDIA(up 0.78 per cent) and Hero MotoCorp(up 0.54 per cent) ended the day as top gainers in the pack.
On the other hand, Tata Motors(down 0.15 per cent), Eicher Motors(down 0.11 per cent), Bosch(down 0.06 per cent) and Bharat Forge(down 0.02 per cent) finished as the top losers of the day.
The Nifty Auto index closed 0.55 per cent up at 12845.6.
Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index ended up 216.85 points at 18484.1, while the BSE Sensex stood up 762.1 points at 62272.68.
Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 43 ended in the green, while 7 closed in the red.

Shares of Ltd., , PNB, and Ltd. were among the most traded shares on the NSE.
Shares of BSL Ltd, , Bikaji Foods International Ltd., and Archean Chemical Industries Ltd. hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while , , Swastik Pipe Ltd., and hit their fresh 52-week lows.