Indian shares climbed on Friday and clocked their best weekly gain in nearly two-and-a-half years, as the rupee rose the most in more than five years and as crude prices softened.
The rupee firmed up 1.33 percent to a five-week high of 72.495 against the dollar, as oil prices slipped further and headed for a weekly loss of more than 6 percent.
The broader NSE Nifty ended 1.66 percent higher at 10,553, while the benchmark BSE Sensex closed 1.68 percent higher at 35,011.65. The NSE index closed 5.21 percent higher for the week while the BSE index added 4.98 percent.
Here are the top Nifty gainers and losers for last week:
Indiabulls Housing Finance: The mortgage lender's shares jumped 27.2 percent this week on value buying as liquidity concerns eased. Shares quoted at Rs 870.45, higher by 2.35 percent at close.
Yes Bank: The lender's shares climbed 15.7 percent on value-buying this week. Bank's shares settled at Rs 209, higher by 2.43 percent.
SBI: India's largest public sector lender surged 15 percent this week. The stock ended lower on Friday, down by 0.12 percent at Rs 285.55, ahead of its Q2 results on Monday.
UPL: Share were up 14.3 percent this week and gained 2.13 percent at close today to rise to Rs 710.70.
Axis Bank: Another major private sector lender increased its share value by 14.8 percent. The shares ended higher at Rs 617.30, rising 2.52 percent at the end.
Coal India: The public sector coal miner's shares went down by 7 percent on a weekly basis, but shares ended higher at Rs 261.75, surging 0.25 percent today.
Kotak Mahindra Bank: Shares dipped 2.3 percent this week, but surged 2.04 percent to end at Rs 1,132.15.
Bharti Infratel: Shares declined 1.5 percent on a weekly basis and ended flat today at Rs 261, marginally down by 0.08 percent.
NTPC: The public sector power producer's shares dipped one percent this week. Shares of NTPC closed higher by more than half a percent at Rs 158 at close.
HDFC Bank: The private sector lender's shares declined 0.6 on a weekly basis, but surged to Rs 1,950, rising nearly two percent on Friday.
First Published: IST