Sensex Ends 66 Points Lower; Bajaj Finance And Bajaj Finserv Among Top Nifty Losers

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

Benchmark indices erased early gains and turned negative in today's session, tracking weak global cues and primarily dragged by metal and finance stocks.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood lower by 66 points (down 0.1%).

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty closed lower by 15 points (down 0.1%).

Sun Pharma and Tech Mahindra were among the top gainers today.

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

The SGX Nifty was trading at 15,792, down by 48 points, at the time of writing.

The BSE Mid Cap index and the BSE Small Cap index ended up by 0.5% and 0.7%, respectively.

Sectoral indices ended on a mixed note with stocks in the metal sector, banking sector and energy sector witnessing most of the selling pressure.

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

Shares of Abbott India and Mindtree hit their respective 52-week highs today.

Asian stock markets ended on a negative note today.

The Hang Seng and the Shanghai Composite ended the day down by 1.4% and 0.4%, respectively.

The Nikkei ended down by 1.8% in today's session.

US stock futures are trading on a negative note today with the Dow Futures trading down by 120 points.

The rupee is trading at 74.41 against the US$.

Gold prices for the latest contract on MCX are trading down by 0.2% at Rs 48,192 per 10 grams.

In news from the auto sector, Ashok Leyland was among the top buzzing stocks today.

Shares of Ashok Leyland edged higher by 10% to Rs 137.5 on the BSE today on the back of heavy volumes after the commercial vehicle (CV) major lined up its electric vehicle (EV) road map on Wednesday.

The stock of Hinduja group company was trading close to its 52-week high level of Rs 138.9 touched on 4 February 2021.

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