The 30-stock pack BSE Sensex settled 175.62 points or 0.31 per cent higher at 56,124.72. Its NSE counterpart Nifty50 added 68.30 points or 0.41 per cent to close at 16,705.20. Both the indices settled at record peaks. BSE midcap and smallcap indices added a per cent each.
Among stock-specific action, speciality chemical players and infrastructure themes remained in demand. On the other hand, investors continued to book profits in the recent gainers. There was not much negative new flow.
Here is a look at some of the biggest movers and shakers of Friday’s session:
TOP GAINERS OF THE DAY
Sudarshan Chemical: The speciality chemical maker rallied 20 per cent to Rs 708.75 after the finance ministry levied anti dumping duty on natural mica-based pearl industrial pigments. Sudarshan Chemicals is the sole producer of the pigment in the country.
Karnataka Bank: The private lended zoomed 18 per cent to Rs 61.55 as it launched KBL FASTag, a pre-loaded payment instrument to facilitate seamless movement of vehicles at toll plazas across the country, in association with the NPCI, the FASTag processor.
Gayatri Projects: The construction and engineering player surged 14 per cent to Rs 48.75 ahead of its annual general meeting scheduled on August 28.
Gujarat Minerals Development Corporation: The coal miner advanced 13 per cent to Rs 70.60 ahead of its meeting with investors/analysts scheduled after market hours on Friday.
Prince Pipes and Fittings: The plastic product player was in demand ahead of its analysts or investor call scheduled on Friday and Saturday. The counter settled 10 per cent higher at Rs 663.55.
TOP LOSERS OF THE DAY
Arvind Fashions: The apparel player tanked 8 per cent to Rs 268. Investors booked profit in the company after a sharp 35 per cent rise in the company after it raised Rs 439 crore from marquee investors recently.
Hind Rectifiers: The electric component player shed 6 per cent to Rs 186.45 as investors booked profit in the company. Cassini Partners LP recently bought a stake in the company.
Capacite Infraprojects: The construction and engineering player saw a selling spree following the rating downgrade from India Ratings & Research. The scrip dropped 5 per cent to Rs 151.50.
Wockhardt: The pharma player continued to decline despite its new partnership with Jemincare for respiratory antibiotic Nafithromycin. The scrip settled 4 per cent lower at Rs 399.05.