Domestic stock markets swung between gains and losses amid volatile trade on Friday, as losses in IT and metal stocks offset the advances in financials. The S&P BSE Sensex moved in a range of 287.39 points, between 37,434.59 and 37,721.98 in intraday trade. The 50-scrip benchmark Nifty index briefly slid below the 11,300 mark, moving in a range of 11,342.75 and 11,266.55. The NSE Nifty 50 had settled at 11,301.80 the previous day, extending recent losses to a seventh session in a row.
At 2:19 pm, the Sensex traded 65.19 points - or 0.17 per cent - higher at 37,624.10 while the Nifty was up 25.55 points - or 0.23 per cent - at 11,327.3.
Zee Entertainment, Bharti Airtel, Adani Ports, Indiabulls Housing Finance and HDFC - trading between 1.89 per cent and 3.02 per cent higher - were the top percentage gainers on the 50-scrip index at the time.
HDFC Bank, HDFC and ICICI Bank led the advances on Sensex.
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