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Among the 30 companies in Sensex, stock prices of only 10 companies surged on the day, while in Nifty, only 15 stocks ended higher.

Meanwhile, among the 12 Indian stock indices, only FMCG and Healthcare stocks ended higher, by 0.73 percent and 1.89 percent.

Nifty fell on Friday after hitting a record high for a third straight day as investors took profits in blue-chips, such as ICICI bank, whereas IT stocks declined after Wipro's US Dollar revenue growth lagged rivals.

ICICI Bank stock price fell 2.04 percent at Rs.1475.65, while stock price of Wipro Limited fell 4.47 at Rs.551.05.

BSE Sensex closed 0.55 percent or 145.10 points lower at 26126.75 points, and NSE Nifty ended 0.51 percent or 40.15 points lower at 7790.45 points on Friday.

Top gainers from BSE:

Name Symbol Last in Rupees Change in Rupees Change in %
Wockhardt Ltd WCKH 750.25 +92.40 +14.05
Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation BBRM 161.75 +18.30 +12.76
Foundry Fuel products Ltd FOFP 8.36 +0.76 +10
Samrat Pharmachem Ltd SAMR 28.20 +2.55 +9.94
ACI Infocom Ltd ACII 4.87 +0.44 +9.93

Top losers from BSE:

Name Symbol Last in Rupees Change in Rupees Change in %
Century Enka Ltd CNTE 173.95 -22.40 -11.41
Shalibhadra Finance Ltd SHAL 28.10 -3.60 -11.36
Virat Industries Ltd VIRI 42.55 -5.25 -10.98
Mukesh Babu Financial Services ltd MUKB 24.30 -2.70 -10
T & I Global limited TIG 14.40 -1.60 -10

Top gainers from NSE were Birla Power Solutions Ltd, LCC Infotech Ltd, Wockhardt Ltd, Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation and VKS Projects Limited, while top losers were Antarctica Ltd, FCS Software Solutions Ltd, Century Enka Ltd, Syncom Healthcare Ltd and AVT Natural Products Limited.

Also, global investors sold 2.80 billion rupees of Indian index futures and options on Thursday. Experts predict that in the near term, the markets would be driven by the ongoing earning sessions, with Larsen & Turbo, ICICI Bank and Maruti Suzuki India, ahead of Central bank policy review on 5 August.

"Risk reward has become slightly unfavourable. Correction is part of the course. But, it's still a buy-on-dips market," Reuters quoted Jagannadham Thunuguntla, chief strategist and head of research at brokerage SMC Global Securities.