Sensex Ends 202 Points Lower; Britannia And Mahindra & Mahindra Among Top Nifty Losers

Indian share markets witnessed volatile trading activity throughout the day today and ended lower.

Benchmark indices witnessed volatile trading activity and swung between gains and losses amid muted investor sentiment across global markets and on record single-day spike of over 3 lakh COVID-19 cases for second consecutive day.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood lower by 202 points (down 0.4%).

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty closed lower by 65 points (down 0.5%).

Power Grid Corp and NTPC were among the top gainers today.

Britannia and Mahindra & Mahindra, on the other hand, were among the top losers today.

The SGX Nifty was trading at 14,340, down by 62 points, at the time of writing.

The BSE Mid Cap index and the BSE Small Cap index ended up by 0.2% and 0.4%, respectively.

Sectoral indices ended on a mixed note with stocks in the realty sector, telecom sector and FMCG sector witnessing most of the selling pressure.

Power stocks, on the other hand, witnessed buying interest.

Shares of Tata Elxsi and Polycab India hit their respective 52-week highs today.

Power Grid Corp and Rallis India were among the top buzzing stocks today.

Asian stock markets were trading on a mixed note today.

The Shanghai Composite and the Hang Seng ended higher by 0.3% and 1.1%, respectively. The Nikkei ended lower by 0.6%.

US stock futures are trading on a positive note today with the Dow Jones Futures trading up by 61 points.

The rupee is trading at 75.01 against the US$.

Gold prices for the latest contract on MCX are trading up by 0.1% today at Rs 47,821 per 10 grams.

In news from the telecom sector...

Indus Towers was among the top buzzing stocks today.

Indus Towers Reports 38% Rise in Net Profit for the Fourth Quarter

On 22 April 2021, Indus Towers posted a net profit of Rs 13.6 billion for the January-March quarter, up 38%. The company's consolidated revenues stood at Rs 64.9 billion for the March 2021 quarter, up 3% year-on-year (YoY).

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