Sensex, Nifty trim gains, close marginally higher

Reuters New Delhi, India Nov 15, 2019, 05.02 PM(IST)

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The NSE Nifty 50 index closed up 0.2 per cent at 11,895.45 after rising as much as 0.86 per cent, while the S&P BSE Sensex finished 0.1 higher at 40,286.48.

Indian shares settled slightly higher on Friday, paring most of the gains made during the day as investors booked profits going into the weekend, with the broader Nifty 50 index posting its first weekly loss in three weeks

The NSE Nifty 50 index closed up 0.2 per cent at 11,895.45 after rising as much as 0.86 per cent, while the S&P BSE Sensex finished 0.1 higher at 40,286.48.

The Nifty 50 index was still down 0.1 per cent for the week, while the Sensex closed 0.08 per cent higher for the week.

"With the present market conditions nobody wants to hold the positions overnight," said Siddharth Sedani, head of equity advisory at Anand Rathi Financial Services.

"We have news on US and China close to a trade deal, but we never know what changes we will see overnight. There are uncertainties and that's creating a lot of volatility," he added.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday the world's two largest economies were in close touch via telephone, and an agreement could be reached soon.

The Nifty public sector undertaking index was the top gainer, rising 3.28 per cent.

Shares of Bharti Infratel closed 8.9 per cent higher and was the top gainer in the Nifty 50, while Indian Oil Corp was the top loser, closing down 3.8 per cent.