Stock market update: Nifty Auto index advances 2.44%

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

Shares of Tata Motors(up 8.6 per cent), MRF(up 6.55 per cent), TIINDIA(up 5.5 per cent), TVS Motor Company(up 5.38 per cent) and Ashok Leyland(up 4.38 per cent) ended the day as top gainers in the pack.

On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki(down 2.09 per cent), Balkrishna Industries(down 1.16 per cent), Escorts(down 0.28 per cent) and Bosch(down 0.23 per cent) finished as the top losers of the day.

The Nifty Auto index closed 2.44 per cent up at 10412.35.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index ended down 25.85 points at 15782.15, while the BSE Sensex stood down 136.69 points at 52793.62.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 25 ended in the green, while 25 closed in the red.

Shares of

, Zomato Ltd.,


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

Shares of


, Penta Gold,

and Lexus Granito(India)hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while

, Oracle,


and Emami hit their fresh 52-week lows.