Sensex surges 224 points; Nifty tops 9,550-mark

Sensex surges 224 points; Nifty tops 9,550-mark

Extending its rising streak to the third session, equity benchmark Sensex jumped 224 points on Friday, driven by gains in HDFC, ITC and HUL despite weak cues from global markets. After gyrating 656.72 points during the day, the 30-share BSE index rebounded from the day's low to settle 223.51 points or 0.69% higher at 32,424.10. It hit an intra-day high of 32,480.52 and a low of 31,823.80.