Domestic equity market indices BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 posted record closing highs on Thursday, a day of the weekly F&O expiry day. BSE Sensex ended above 53,100 for the first time ever, at 53,159 levels. HCL Technologies was the top index gainer, adding 5 percent, followed by Larsen & Turbo (L&T), Tech Mahindra, HDFC Bank, Ultratech Cement, ITC, Tata Steel, SBI, Infosys. On the flip side, stocks of Bharti Airtel, Mahindra& Mahindra, Asian paints, Titan Company, TCS, and Maruthi Suzuki, among others, capped the gains in BSE Sensex. The trend in Nifty sectoral indices was largely positive. Nifty Realty index surged over 4 percent to a new 52-week and Bank Nifty was up 0.7 percent.
Today’s Sensex surges by 254.75 factors to finish at a lifetime-high of 53,158.85; Nifty rises 70.25 factors to a file of 15,924.20.