Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices Highlights: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 settled with over 2 per cent gains on Thursday led by buying strong buying in financial stocks. The 30-share Sensex advanced 700 points or 2.09 per cent to end at 34,208, while the broader Nifty 50 index soared 200 points or 2.13 per cent to close the session at 10,091. Index heavyweights such as HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries, HDFC, Kotak Mahindra Bank and ICICI Bank were the top index contributors today. Out of 30 Sensex stocks, 22 scrips finished their trade in the green, with Bajaj Finance as top Sensex gainer, up 5.5 per cent, followed by Kotak Mahindra Bank, Axis Bank, Power Grid, HDFC Bank and State Bank of India (SBI). On the contrary, ONGC, Hindustan Unilever (HUL), TCS, Bharti Airtel and Maruti Suzuki were among the top laggards on the index. Barring Nifty Pharma, all the sectoral indices settled in the positive territory. Nifty Bank, Nifty Finance Services, Nifty Metal and Nifty Private Bank were all up, 3.74%, 3.65%, 3% and 3.59%, respectively. Only the Nifty Pharma index ended lower.
Today, PM Narendra Modi launched the auction process of 41 coal mines for commercial mining. PM Modi said that commercial coal block auction is a win-win situation for industry users as new resources will open up, states will earn more revenue, generating more job opportunities.