Stock market update: Nifty Auto index falls 0.87% in a weak market

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NEW DELHI: The Nifty Auto index traded negative around 10:09AM(IST)on Friday in a weak market.

Bharat Forge(up 0.6 per cent), Bajaj Auto(up 0.51 per cent), Balkrishna Industries(up 0.29 per cent) and Ashok Leyland(up 0.23 per cent) were among the top gainers.

TIINDIA(down 2.37 per cent), Escorts(down 2.04 per cent), Sona BLW Precision Forgings(down 1.62 per cent), Maruti Suzuki(down 1.42 per cent) and MRF(down 1.22 per cent) were the top losers on the index.

The Nifty Auto index was down 0.87 per cent at 10861.75 at the time of writing this report.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index was down 72.45 points at 15288.15, while the BSE Sensex was down 1045.6 points at 51495.79.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 17 were trading in the green, while 33 were in the red.

Shares of

,

, RBL Bank, SAIL and YES Bank were among the most traded shares on the NSE.

Shares of Globesecure Technologies Ltd.,

,

and

hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while

,

,

, Le Merite

. and

hit fresh 52-week lows in trade.