Sensex Ends 296 Points Higher; Coal India, UPL & Hindalco Surge Over 6%

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

Benchmark indices held on to their gains and ended higher today, tracking global cues and amid gains in pharma and metal stocks.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood higher by 296 points (up 0.6%).

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty closed higher by 119 points (up 0.8%).

Coal India and UPL were among the top gainers today.

Shree Cements and Britannia, on the other hand, were among the top losers today.

The SGX Nifty was trading at 14,988, up by 120 points, at the time of writing.

Both, the BSE Mid Cap index and the BSE Small Cap index ended up by 0.9%.

Sectoral indices ended on a positive note with stocks in the metal sector, healthcare sector, and capital goods sector witnessing most of the buying interest.

Glenmark Pharma and Tata Steel hit their respective 52-week highs today.

Avenue Supermarts and HDFC were among the top buzzing stocks today.

Asian stock markets ended on a positive note today.

The Hang Seng ended the day on a flat note, while the Shanghai Composite ended the day up by 0.3%. The Nikkei ended up by 0.6% in today's session.

US stock futures are trading on a positive note today with the Dow Futures trading up by 64 points.

The rupee is trading at 73.35 against the US$.

Gold prices for the latest contract on MCX are trading up by 0.4% at Rs 47,930 per 10 grams.

In news from the cement sector, UltraTech Cement was among the top buzzing stocks today.

Shares of UltraTech Cement dipped over 2% after the company announced a 45.2% fall in consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter ended March 2021.

Aditya Birla Group company UltraTech Cement on Friday reported a decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 17.7 billion for the fourth quarter ended March 2021 on account of reversal of deferred tax liabilities.

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