Shares of DVR companies were in limelight on buzz that DVRs will be included in the NSE benchmark index, the Nifty from June. Future Retail DVR zoomed 8.5 percent to Rs. 53.20. Tata Motors DVR and Gujarat NRE Coke also ended in green, while Jain Irrigations DVR slipped a percent at close.
On Thursday, the Sensex opened 76 points higher at 28,876, which also turned out to be the day's high. The BSE index soon pared gains and slipped into red thereafter on account of weakness in pharma, IT, FMCG and infrastructure stocks. And finally ended with a loss of 134 points at 28,666.
The NSE Nifty from an opening high of 8,760, plunged into red to a low of 8,645 - down 115 points from the high. The Nifty finally ended with a loss of 44 points at 8,707.
The India VIX (Volatility) index rose 2.2 percent to 14.95.