New Delhi: The key Indian equity indices ended the financial year 2018-19 on a positive note with the BSE Sensex closing 127 points higher on Friday.
Healthy buying in metal, auto and healthcare stocks supported the gains on the domestic indices, along with the positive cues from the Asian indices, analysts said.
The Sensex closed at 38,672.91, higher by 127.19 points or 0.33 per cent from the previous close of 38,545.72.
It had opened at 38,675 and touched an intra-day high of 38,748.54 and a low of 38,546.68 points.
The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange settled 53.90 points or 0.47 per cent higher at 11,623.90 points.
Appreciation in the Rupee during the day also supported the investor sentiments. The Rupee closed at 69.15 on Friday, gaining 19 paise from the previous close of 69.34 per dollar.
The top gainers on the BSE were Vedanta, Tata Steel and Mahindra and Mahindra, while IndusInd Bank, ITC and Bajaj Auto lost the most.