Black Friday, the day that falls on the fourth Friday of November, marks the beginning of Christmas shopping in the United States
Gold dipped in the early Asian hours but interest out of China provided some support later
India went up by 30 notches to 100 on the World Bank ranking, released yesterday.
Retail onion prices are ruling as high as Rs 51 per kg and those of tomato at Rs 80.
Major gainers were Kotak Bank, Cipla, NTPC, Maruti, Tata Motors, Adani Ports, Sun Pharma and L&T.
Sectoral indices led by consumer durables, power, FMCG, infrastructure and auto stocks were trading in the red, falling up to 0.43 per cent.
Forex dealers said that apart from weakness in the dollar against major currencies overseas, robust foreign fund inflows supported the rupee.
Profit rose to Rs 3,726 crore in the three months ended September 30, from Rs 3,483 crore in the June quarter.