Stock markets showed some strength today as the Sensex and the Nifty ended the day on a high, but registered losses for the week, ahead of GST rollout. Today was the opening day of July series derivatives contracts.
The 30-share Sensex stayed in the negative zone for most part, but some fag-end buying saw it settle higher 64.09 points, or 0.21 per cent, at 30,921.61. It had gained 23.20 points in the previous session.
The 50-share NSE Nifty too ended higher by 16.80 points, or 0.18 per cent, at 9,520.90, after touching a low of 9,448.75 and 9,535.80. For the week, the Sensex recorded a fall of 216.60 points, or 0.69
For the week, the Sensex recorded a fall of 216.60 points, or 0.69 per cent, while the Nifty lost 54.05 points, or 0.56 per cent.
FMCG, healthcare and consumer durable stocks saved the day for the market.