Sensex, Nifty Snaps 4-Day Losing Run; Divis Laboratories And ICICI Bank Among Top Gainers

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

Benchmark indices snapped their four-day losing run and ended near day's high in today's session, helped by gains in pharma and banking counters, and select heavyweights lent support to the indices.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood higher by 166 points (up 0.3%).

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty closed higher by 42 points (up 0.3%).

Divis Laboratories and ICICI Bank were among the top gainers today.

Tata Steel and JSW Steel, on the other hand, were among the top losers today.

The SGX Nifty was trading at 15,748, up by 21 points, at the time of writing.

The BSE MidCap index and the BSE SmallCap index ended up by 0.1% and 1%, respectively.

Sectoral indices ended on a mixed note with stocks in the energy sector, healthcare sector, and consumer durables sector witnessing most of the buying interest.

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

Shares of Vinati Organics and Redington hit their respective 52-week highs today.

Asian stock markets ended on a mixed note today.

The Hang Seng and the Shanghai Composite ended the day down by 1.8% and 2%, respectively.

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 up by 14 points.

The rupee is trading at 74.74 against the US$.

Gold prices for the latest contract on MCX are trading up by 0.7% at Rs 47,350 per 10 grams.

In news from the IT sector, TCS was among the top buzzing stocks today.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has partnered with American multinational publishing company John Wiley & Sons to modernize its e-commerce platform.

TCS will modernize Wiley's e-commerce platform for the North America region and later, to the UK, Europe, and Asia, TCS said in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges.

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