Sensex Ends 380 Points Higher, Bajaj Finserv And Bajaj Finance Among Top Nifty Gainers

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

Benchmark indices edged higher today, tracking firm cues from Asian peers after investor sentiments turned positive due to a potential decline in the ferocity of the second wave of covid-19.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood higher by 380 points (up 0.8%).

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty closed higher by 93 points (up 0.6%).

Bajaj Finserv and Bajaj Finance were among the top gainers today.

Power Grid Corp and JSW Steel, on the other hand, were among the top losers today.

The SGX Nifty was trading at 15,310, up by 61 points, at the time of writing.

The BSE MidCap index ended down by 0.1%, while the BSE SmallCap index ended up by 0.7%.

Sectoral indices ended on a mixed note with stocks in the IT sector and realty sector witnessing most of the buying interest.

Metal and power stocks, on the other hand, witnessed selling pressure.

Shares of Sonata Software and Bajaj Finserv hit their respective 52-week highs today.

Asian stock markets ended on a positive note today.

The Hang Seng and the Shanghai Composite ended the day up by 0.9% and 0.3%, respectively. The Nikkei ended up by 0.3% in today's session.

US stock futures are trading on a positive note today with the Dow Futures trading up by 83 points.

The rupee is trading at 72.77 against the US$.

Gold prices for the latest contract on MCX are trading up by 0.5% at Rs 49,092 per 10 grams.

In news from the textiles sector, Lux Industries was among the top buzzing stocks today.

Shares of hosiery producer Lux Industries soared as much as 17% to hit a new high of Rs 2,777.5 per share on the BSE in intra-day trade today after the company reported a more-than-doubled net profit at Rs 906.4 million in the March quarter (Q4FY21), on the back of healthy operational income.

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