Benchmark indices ended at fresh record closing high today, backed by ICICI Bank, Reliance Industries and HDFC.
The Sensex and Nifty ended at new life-time highs on robust buying by domestic institutional investors amid positive global cues. The 30-share BSE index Sensex jumped 88.90 points or 0.26 per cent to a record closing high of 34,592.39, while the 50-share NSE index Nifty closed at 10,681.25, up 30.05 points or 0.28 per cent.
Sensex hit an intraday high of 34,638.42 and a low of 34,342.16. Similarly, Nifty touched an intraday high of 10,690.40 and a low of 10,597.
Among BSE sectoral indices, oil & gas index gained the most by 0.69 per cent, followed by banking 0.5 per cent, capital goods 0.48 per cent and metal 0.45 per cent. On the other hand, realty index fell 1.46 per cent, FMCG 0.52 per cent, power 0.47 per cent and healthcare 0.34 per cent.
Top five Sensex gainers were ICICI Bank (+2.63%), Maruti (+1.27%), ONGC (+1.26%), Reliance (+1.02%) and Dr Reddy’s (+0.73%), while the major losers were Bharti Airtel (-1.04%), ITC (-0.89%), PowerGrid (-0.88%), Bajaj Auto (-0.84%), and Wipro (-0.72%).