Mumbai:  After highly volatile trade, the Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex on Friday ended flat, up barely 11 points after 3 days of losses on late buying in blue-chips such as RIL and HDFC, amid firm cues from Europe.
    
The BSE 30-scrip Sensex, which moved between 16,001.31 and 15,664.91 during the session, closed 10.65 points, or 0.07 percent up at 15,867.73, with the index heavyweight Reliance Industries gaining 2.52 percent.

Similary, HDFC gained 2.25 percent and ICICI - 0.55 percent. However, State Bank of India fell 0.92 percent. Jayprakash Associate by 4.58 percent and Hero MotoCorp by 5.12 percent.

The NSE 50-scrip Nifty gained 4.15 points, or 0.09 percent to 4,754.10, after moving 4,794.90 and 4,686.85.

Initially, the market extended losses as investors remain cautious ahead of the third quarter corporate results season starting next week against the backdrop of slowing growth and high interest rates.

Higher openings in Europe, however, prompted buying in heavyweights in the last 30-minute trade.

(Agencies)