Stock market highlights: The stock market–Sensex and Nifty–closed higher on Friday afternoon, even as India Inc’s Q4 results season begins. The Sensex ended 125 points higher at 38,731, while the Nifty closed 35 points higher at 11,632. ITC shares closed 3.3% higher at Rs 306.20, while Maruti Suzuki shares ended the session 2.2% higher at Rs 7,332, to emerge among the biggest Sensex gainers.
Asian shares were flat and US Treasury yields pulled back on Friday as investor caution prevailed ahead of the release of first-quarter corporate earnings, although stronger US economic data helped offset some concerns about global growth. Early in the trading day, MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was barely higher, up 0.03 percent, Reuters reported. We bring to you Live updates.