Sensex was up 199.32 points

Sensex was up 199.32 points

Market Close: Benchmark indices ended higher on May 8 but profit booking in the final hour of trade pulled the Nifty below 9300.

 

At close, the Sensex was up 199.32 points or 0.63% at 31642.70, and the Nifty was up 52.45 points or 0.57% at 9251.50. About 1012 shares have advanced, 1267 shares declined, and 185 shares are unchanged.

 

HUL, Dr Reddy’s Labs, Tech Mahindra, Nestle and Sun Pharma were among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers included M&M, Axis Bank, NTPC, SBI and IndusInd Bank.

 

Buying seen in the pharma, FMCG, energy, IT and infra space, while selling seen in the auto, bank and metal sectors.