Sensex Ends 254 Points Higher; Eicher Motors & JSW Steel Among Top Nifty Gainers

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

Extending the previous session's rally, benchmark indices opened higher tracking positive cues from global peers.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood higher by 254 points (up 0.5%).

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty closed higher by 76 points (up 0.5%).

Bajaj Finance and Sun Pharma were among the top gainers today. ONGC and Kotak Mahindra Bank, on the other hand, were among the top losers today.

The SGX Nifty was trading at 15,190, up by 56 points, at the time of writing.

The BSE Mid Cap index and the BSE Small Cap index ended up by 0.8% and 1%, respectively.

On the sectoral front, gains were largely seen in the metal sector, healthcare sector, and IT sector.

Oil & gas stocks, on the other hand, witnessed selling pressure.

Market participants were tracking shares of KPR Mill and Graphite India as they hit their respective 52-week highs today.

Market participants were also tracking NALCO share prices. The company's board is scheduled to meet on March 15 to consider interim dividends for FY21.

Asian share markets ended higher today, tracking positive closing at Wall Street in overnight trade, where the Nasdaq closed 4% higher on fresh US stimulus and expanding vaccinations.

The Shanghai Composite stood lower by 0.1% while the Nikkei ended up by 0.1%. The Hang Seng ended higher by 0.4%.

US stock futures are trading higher today indicating a positive opening for Wall Street indices with Dow Futures trading up by 120 points (up 0.4%).

The rupee is trading at 72.94 against the US$.

Gold prices are trading down by 0.3% at Rs 44,740 per 10 grams. Meanwhile, silver prices are trading down by 0.6% at Rs 67,096 per kg.

Speaking of the current stock market scenario, note that the BSE Small-cap index broke past the 21,000- barrier earlier this month.

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