Stock market update: Nifty IT index advances 0.52%

NEW DELHI: The Nifty IT index closed on a positive note on Friday.
Shares of MPhasis(up 2.49 per cent), Persistent Systems(up 2.12 per cent), Wipro(up 1.14 per cent), Tech Mahindra(up 1.01 per cent) and Infosys(up 0.36 per cent) ended the day as top gainers in the pack.
On the other hand, Larsen & Toubro Infotech(down 0.15 per cent), L&T Technology(down 0.12 per cent), HCL Technologies(down 0.12 per cent) and Coforge(down 0.08 per cent) finished as the top losers of the day.
The Nifty IT index closed 0.52 per cent up at 30334.6.
Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index ended up 28.65 points at 18512.75, while the BSE Sensex stood up 20.96 points at 62293.64.
Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 29 ended in the green, while 21 closed in the red.

Shares of PNB, , Ltd., BHEL and were among the most traded shares on the NSE.
Shares of , , V-Marc India Ltd., Ltd. and BHEL hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while , , , and . hit their fresh 52-week lows.