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Sensex closes 64 points up

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 02, Mar 2012, 16:09 pm IST | UPDATED: 02, Mar 2012, 16:09 pm IST

Sensex closes 64 points up Mumbai: A benchmark index for Indian markets Friday closed lacklustre amid volatility. Realty stocks were the biggest losers as traders continued to book profits across the market breadth.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened at 17,661.39 points and closed at 17,648.87 points (provisional), 64.9 points or 0.37 percent up from its previous close at 17,583.97 points.

The 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange also closed moderately higher at 5,385.95 points, up 19.2 points or 0.36 percent from its previous close.

Broader markets closed on a flat note, with the BSE 500 index ending 0.18 percent higher. The BSE midcap index closed 0.18 percent down while the BSE small cap index slipped 0.11 percent.