Sensex Ends 228 Points Higher; Adani Ports And Tata Motors Among Top Nifty Gainers

Indian share markets witnessed positive trading activity throughout the day today and ended higher.

Benchmark indices edged higher in today's session after a tweet by the Prime Minister's office said PM Narendra Modi will address the nation at 5 PM later in the day.

Investors' confidence resonated in the markets as participants hoped the PM would throw light on the state of the economy and may provide clarity on the vaccination drive.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood higher by 228 points (up 0.4%).

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty closed higher by 81 points (up 0.5%).

Adani Ports and Tata Motors were among the top gainers today.

Bajaj Finance and Bajaj Finserv, on the other hand, were among the top losers today.

GX Nifty was trading at 15,779, up by 70 points, at the time of writing.

The BSE MidCap index and the BSE SmallCap index ended up by 0.8% and 1.4%, respectively.

Sectoral indices ended on a positive note with stocks in the power sector and telecom sector witnessing most of the buying interest.

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

Shares of Metropolis Healthcare and Varun Beverages hit their respective 52-week highs today.

Asian stock markets ended on a mixed note today after US jobs data showed recovery despite missed expectations.

The Hang Seng ended down by 0.5%, while the Shanghai Composite ended the day up by 0.2%.

The Nikkei ended up by 0.3% in today's session.

US stock futures are trading on a flat note today with the Dow Futures trading down by 7 points.

The rupee is trading at 72.80 against the US$.

Gold prices for the latest contract on MCX are trading down by 0.3% at Rs 48,865 per 10 grams.

Power Grid Corp Gains an Acquiring Two SPVs From REC Power

In news from the power sector, Power Grid Corp was among the top buzzing stocks today.

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