Sensex reclaims 36000, Nifty ends at 10860

Sensex reclaims 36000, Nifty ends at 10860
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Mumbai, Dec 28: Firm global cues and buying in financial and pharma counters helped domestic benchmark indices settle in the positive territory for the third consecutive session on Friday.
The S&P BSE Sensex gained 269 points or 0.75 per cent to close at 36,077 while the NSE’s Nifty50 index ended at 10,860, up 80 points or 0.74 per cent. Out of 50 constituents on the index, 38 ended in the green and rest 12 in the red.
Volatility benchmark India VIX declined over 6 per cent to 15.03, indicating lower volatility in the market.
As many as 8 stocks hit 52-week high on NSE including names such as Bata India and SPL Industries. On the contrary, 48 securities hit their one-year low.
On a weekly basis, both the headline indices rose around 1 per cent.
Buzzing Stocks
Among individual stocks, Lemon Tree Hotels ended 9 per cent higher at Rs 75 apiece on BSE after the company has formed a joint venture (JV) with an affiliate of Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm, to create a co-living platform. The stock climbed as much as 12 per cent in the intra-day trade.
Real estate developer Peninsula Land surged 12 per cent in the intraday trade after it entered into an agreement to acquire 86 per cent of equity shares of Rockfirst Real Estate, thereby making it a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company. The stock eventually settled at Rs 11.34 apiece on BSE, up 5 per cent .
Sectorally, media stocks gained the most with the Nifty Media index rising 48 points or nearly 2 per cent to settle at 2,556. Pharma and financial stocks came second on the list.