Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices Highlights: Domestic benchmark indices gained for yet another trading session on Tuesday, taking the momentum forward. S&P BSE Sensex added 511 points or 1.37% to sit at 37,930 points, while the Nifty 50 ended at 11,162 mark. Power Grid was the top Sensex gainer, surging 6%, followed by Maruti, ICICI Bank, and HDFC. On the other end was down 4.31% after posting its quarterly results, Asian Paints and Bharti Airtel also ended the day in the red. Volatility was down 0.98% while Nifty Bank index gained 2.13%. Nifty private and PSU bank indices also ended with over 2% gains each.
Trials of some of the potential contenders of the coronavirus vaccine showed positive results, according to the data released on Monday. One of the vaccines, being developed by the University of Oxford and Pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca showed signs of even immune response to the virus. The results come a week after Moderna’s vaccine data was made public, which also showed effective results. Indian pharma firms have been racing to get approvals for clinical trials of various vaccines that are showing promising results.