Surging for the sixth straight session on Thursday, the Indian markets witnessed a record closing high, as Sensex ended over 61300-mark and Nifty above 18300-level for the first time ever in history. The surge majorly came from metal, IT, banking, and financial stocks.
The BSE Sensex gained 568 points or 0.94 per cent at 61, 305.95; while Nifty50 grew over 176 points or 0.97 per cent to 18338.55. Even the mid-cap index closed at a record high to end for the first time above 32500-mark, up over 209 points or 0.65 per cent.
As many as 34 stocks advanced and 16 declined on the Nifty50 index at the market close today. Adani Ports gained most by over 7 per cent, followed by Wipro up over 5 per cent amid strong Q2 results, while Grasim ended over 4.5 per cent in the record closing high market on Thursday.
Similarly, HDFC Bank, ITC, Power Grid, Divis Lab, ICICI Bank, IOC, Tech Mahindra, and NTPC each gained between 2-3 per cent at the market close today.