BSE Sensex rises ahead of ICICI, Axis Bank results
Reuters Market Eye - The BSE Sensex and the Nifty gain, snapping two day losses, as banking stocks advance on expectations for good fiscal Q4 earnings.
* Axis bank (AXBK.NS), which also reports on Friday, advances 1.7 percent.
* HDFC Bank (NSI:HDFCBANK.NS - News) reported earnings on April 18, beating forecasts with a 30.3 percent rise in net profit to 14.53 billion rupees.
* The benchmark 30-share BSE index 0.45 percent, while the 50-share NSE index gains 0.48 percent.