Share market update: Nifty Financial Services index up; Indiabulls Housing Fin rises 2%

stock market 4-gettyNEW DELHI: The Nifty Financial Services index was up with its components trading on a mixed note in Thursday’s afternoon session.

Shares of Indiabulls Housing Finance (up 2.03 per cent), Max Financial ServicesNSE 0.23 % (up 1.82 per cent), Housing Development Finance Corporation (up 1.73 per cent) and State Bank of India (up 0.62 per cent) were the top gainers in the index.

Indiabulls VenturesNSE 1.45 % (down 3.65 per cent), Bajaj Holdings & Investment (down 2.94 per cent), ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company (down 1.04 per cent) and Bajaj Finserv (down 0.81 per cent) were trading in the red.

The Nifty Financial Services index was trading 0.32 per cent up at 12,546.30 around 02:13 pm.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index was down 29.50 points at 11,614.45 while the BSE Sensex was down 98.57 points at 38,778.55.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 19 were trading in the green, while 31 were in the red.

Shares of Vodafone Idea, SAIL, YES Bank, Tata Motors, SBI, Bank of Baroda, Indiabulls Housing Finance, Ashok Leyland, Zee Ent., ICICI Bank, DLF, Bharti Airtel, BPCL, NTPC, BHEL, Ambuja Cements, ONGC, RIL, Hindalco Inds. and Indian Oil Corp were among the most traded shares on the NSE.