Stock market update: Nifty Bank index advances 1.35%

NEW DELHI: The Nifty Bank index closed on a positive note on Tuesday.

Shares of Bank of Baroda(up 2.71 per cent), IDFCBANK(up 2.58 per cent), Axis Bank(up 2.16 per cent), IndusInd Bank(up 2.05 per cent) and ICICI Bank(up 1.91 per cent) ended the day as top gainers in the pack.

On the other hand, Federal Bank(down 0.23 per cent) finished as the top losers of the day.

The Nifty Bank index closed 1.35 per cent up at 39894.7.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index ended up 119.1 points at 17107.5, while the BSE Sensex stood up 445.73 points at 58074.68.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 26 ended in the green, while 23 closed in the red.

Shares of YES Bank, Vodafone Idea, Devyani Int, PNB and Zomato Ltd. were among the most traded shares on the NSE. Shares of Geekay Wires, Foseco India, Hariom Pipe Industries Ltd., Binani Ind and AB Infrabuild hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while Sanwaria Consumer, Future Consumer, Future Enterprises, Arihant Capital and BKM Industries hit their fresh 52-week lows.