Share markets on Friday: Twenty one out of 30 Sensex stocks closed in the green.
Domestic stock markets registered sharp gains on Friday, breaking a three-day falling streak, in line with global equities amid sliding crude prices and a rise in the rupee. Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) benchmark index Sensex settled at 35,673.25, up 361.12 points or 1.02 per cent from the previous close, and the Nifty50 index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell 99.90 points or 0.94 per cent to end at 10,701.05. Kotak Mahindra Bank shares closed nearly 9 per cent higher, after reports that Berkshire Hathaway was planning to pick up a stake in the lender. Banking, financial services, auto and FMCG stocks led the gains.