Sensex Ends 133 Points Higher; UltraTech Cement And Grasim Industries Top Nifty Gainers

Extending gains to the sixth straight day, Indian share markets witnessed positive trading activity during closing hours and ended higher.

Benchmark indices witnessed volatile trades during the day but regained momentum during closing hours amid buying in auto and metal stocks.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood higher by 133 points (up 0.3%).

The NSE Nifty stood higher by 49 points (up 0.4%).

UltraTech Cement and Grasim Industries were among the top gainers today. IndusInd Bank, on the other hand, was among the top losers today.

SGX Nifty was trading at 13,981, up by 48 points, at the time of writing.

The BSE Mid Cap index ended up by 0.5%. The BSE Small-Cap index ended higher by 0.4%.

Sectoral indices ended on a mixed note with stocks in the auto sector and metal sector witnessing buying interest.

Telecom stocks, on the other hand, witnessed selling pressure.

Asian share markets ended mixed today.

As of the most recent closing prices, the Hang Seng stood higher by 2.1% and the Nikkei fell 0.4%.

The rupee is trading at 73.25 against the US$.

Gold prices are trading down by 0.2% at Rs 49,950 per 10 grams.

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Moving on to stock-specific news...

BHEL was among the top buzzing stocks today.

State-owned engineering firm BHEL today said it has won an order from the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).

The company has bagged the order for supply of 32 Reactor Header Assemblies to NPCIL.

The order has been won under NPCIL's Fleet Mode Procurement for India's highest-rated indigenously-developed 700 MWe Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) to be set up at four different locations in the country, BHEL said.

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