Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday closed 214 points up.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 16,860.16 points, closed 16,854.46 points (provisional), 1.29 percent or 214.64 points up from its previous day's close at 16,639.82 points.
The BSE metal index was up 222.71 points, followed by FMCG index up 69.82 points, and IT up 71.39 points.
The wider 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange closed 1.30 percent up at 5,108.45 points.
The major Sensex gainers were Tata Motors, up 4.59 percent at Rs.214.25; Tata Steel, up 4.05 percent at Rs.399.70; Sterlite Inds, up 3.68 percent at Rs.101.35; HDFC Bank, up 3.31 percent at Rs.585.25; and Hindalco Inds, up 3.20 percent at Rs.117.55.
The main losers were SBI, down 3.74 percent at Rs.1,941.70; BHEL, down 2.05 percent at Rs.208; Hero MotoCorp, down 1.29 percent at Rs.2,012.90; Cipla, down 0.58 percent at Rs.326.25; and Dr Reddy's Lab, down 0.13 percent at Rs.1,620.60.