Equity benchmarks rebounded on last trading day of the year 2015, rising 0.6 percent led by HDFC group, technology and FMCG stocks.
The 30-share BSE Sensex rose 157.51 points to 26117.54 and 50-share NSE Nifty climbed 50.10 points to 7946.35. The market breadth remained positive throughout session as about 1460 shares advanced against declining 1176 shares on the BSE.
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HDFC extended rally in late trade, up 2.4 percent followed by Coal India, Infosys, Bajaj Auto, Bharti Airtel, Zee Entertainment and GAIL while Axis Bank, Hero Motocorp, Dr Reddy's Labs, ICICI Bank, Larsen & Toubro, PNB, Vedanta, Yes Bank and Ambuja Cements were under pressure.