Sensex, Nifty Gain Most In Three Weeks; Financials Outperform
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Sensex, Nifty Gain Most In Three Weeks; Financials Outperform

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Official Close To The Trading Day

Indian equities had a session marred by a technical outage that disrupted trading on the National Stock Exchange for nearly five hours.

Once trading resumed at 3:45 P.M., benchmark indices saw a big upmove that saw them gaining the most in three weeks.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended 2% or over 1,000 points higher at 50,781 while the NSE Nifty 50 index gained 1.9% to end near the mark of 15,000 at 14,982.

It was the day of financials to outperform in today's session. The Nifty Bank index gained over 1,300 points or nearly 4% with gains led by HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and State Bank of India. The PSU Bank index also ended with gains of 2.8%.

The Nifty Media index ended with gains of 1.4% while the Nifty Metal and Nifty Realty index ended 0.8% higher. FMCG, I.T., Pharma and Auto indices were little changed.

Broader markets also ended with gains but underperformed the benchmark indices. The Nifty Midcap index ended 1% higher while the Smallcap index closed with gains of 0.9%.

The India Volatility Index fell 4.2% to end at 24.17.

1,227 stocks on the NSE ended with gains while 600 stocks ended lower.

How Did The Sectoral Indices Fare

HDFC Bank Top Contributor To Nifty Gains

Sensex, Nifty Gain Most In Three Weeks; Financials Outperform
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