Weekend Market: Sensex Slips 77-pts, Nifty holds 17,100

On Friday, the Indian stock markets continued to fall for a second day in a row because of bank and car stocks. In the end, the 30-share BSE index lost 77 points, or 0.13 percent. The broad NSE index lost 8 points, or 0.05 percent, to close at 17,102. Start: Both the indexes were up at the start, but lost all of their gains in late trading when the market was very volatile.

It was a good day for small- and mid-cap stocks. The Nifty Midcap 100 index rose 1.50 percent and the Nifty Smallcap 100 index rose 0.95 percent.

 Maruti Suzuki India was the biggest loser on the Nifty. The stock dropped 3.21 percent to 8,537.15. People who didn't make the cut were also from Tech Mahindra, PowerGrid, ICICI Bank, and Hero MotoCorp. It was different for NTPC and UPL Ltd. Sun Pharma and Tata Consumer Products were among the winners.

Among the 30 stocks on the BSE, the biggest losers were TechM, PowerGrid, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, and SBI. Their shares fell up to 2.99%. IndusInd Bank, Mahindra and Mahindra, Wipro, ITC, and Bharti Airtel were some of the companies that made money.

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