Stock market update: Nifty IT index advances 0.64%

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NEW DELHI: The Nifty IT index closed on a positive note on Friday.

Shares of Infosys(up 1.05 per cent), L&T Technology(up 1.04 per cent), Wipro(up 1.03 per cent), MPhasis(up 0.99 per cent) and Mindtree(up 0.96 per cent) ended the day as top gainers in the pack.

On the other hand, HCL Technologies(down 0.04 per cent) finished as the top losers of the day.

The Nifty IT index closed 0.64 per cent up at 29973.55.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index ended up 15.5 points at 17397.5, while the BSE Sensex stood up 89.13 points at 58387.93.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 28 ended in the green, while 22 closed in the red.

Shares of

Ltd., NMDC,

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and ONGC were among the most traded shares on the NSE.

Shares of

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Ltd., Cool Caps Industries Ltd.,

and Bhagiradha Chem hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while

,

,

, Debock Sales & Mktg and

hit their fresh 52-week lows.