Tuesday, March 9, 2021
At close, the Sensex was up 584.41 points or 1.16% at 51,025.48, and the Nifty was up 142.20 points or 0.95% at 15,098.40. Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC Bank, Tech Mahindra, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, Asian Paints, TCS, HCL Technologies, were among top index gainers. On the contrary, Power Grid Corporation of India, ONGC, NTPC, Bharti Airtel, State Bank of India (SBI) were among top Sensex losers. About 1254 shares have advanced, 1693 shares declined, and 190 shares are unchanged.Nifty Metal index down 2.5 per cent at the close, followed by the Nifty PSU Bank, Pharma, Realty, Media, and Auto indices, down between 0.5 per cent and 1.5 per cent. The Nifty Financial Services, Bank, and IT indices were the only gainers, up 2 per cent, 1.8 per cent, and 1 per cent, respectively. The S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices closing 0.6 per cent and 0.4 per cent down, respectively.