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Share Market Today: The two key equity benchmarks, Sensex and Nifty, on Wednesday ended on a positive note amid volatility. The S&P BSE Sensex closed the day at 74,221, rising 268 points. On the other hand, the NSE Nifty50 settled at 22,598, up 69 points.

Stock update

On the 30-share Sensex platform, HUL became the top gainer, up 2.45 per cent, followed by Reliance, Infosys, Asian Paints, ITC, UltraCemco. On the down side, SBI, JSW Steel, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Tata Steel, Tata Motors were among the laggards.

In the broader markets, the BSE Midcap index dropped 0.05 per cent while the BSE Smallcap advanced 0.18 per cent.

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Sectoral update

Sectorally, Nifty Realty and FMCG indices jumped 1.4 per cent each. However, Nifty Private Bank, Financial Services, and Metal indices declined up to 0.6 per cent.

In the previous session on Tuesday, the BSE benchmark declined 52 points to settle at 73,953. The Nifty50, however, closed higher by 27 points to 22,529.