In quiet trading on Friday, stock indices closed marginally higher as markets await first quarter results from next week while the rupee slipped against the dollar.

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) 30-share sensitive index, Sensex, gained 84.98 points to 19495.82.

IT index was the best performing sectoral index in the last one month as rupee’s weakness boosted sentiment for information technology stocks.

On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), a broader 50-share Nifty closed at 5867.90 with a gain of 30.95 points.

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