Sensex ends historic high at 71,483.75 points

Mumbai (Thestates.news)| The BSE Sensex on Friday hit a record high for the second consecutive session, closing at 71,483.75, advancing 969.55 points, tracking global cues and strong buying in IT, metal, oil and gas, and technology stocks. The National Stock Exchange (NSE) gained 273.95 points to 21,456.65.

The Sensex opened on a strong note at 70,804.13, up 290 points. During the day, it zoomed 1091 points at 71,605.76, days high, before closing at 71,483.75, surging 969.55 points from its previous close. The NSE posted days high and low at 21,492.30 and 21,235.30 points respectively. In stocks, IT was a star gainer, up by 4.41 pc, followed by technology by 3.64 pc, metal by 1.78 pc, and oil and gas by 1.43 pc.

In scrips, HCL Technology, TCS, Infosys, SBI, and Tech Mahindra sparkled today; however, Nestle India Ltd., Bharti Airtel, Maruti Suzuki, and ITC were seen as weak. The gainers were HCL Technologies by 5.62 pc to be 1493, TCS by 5.53 pc to be Rs 3869.50, Infosys by 5.11 pc to be Rs 1578, SBI by 4.03 pc to be Rs 648.65, and Tech Mahindra by 3.44 pc to be Rs 1307.50.

The losers were Nestle India Ltd. by 1.59 p.c. to Rs 24,396.05, Bharti Airtel by 1.30 p.c. to Rs 993, Maruti Suzuki by 0.65 p.c. to Rs 10,289, and ITC by 0.29 p.c. to Rs 458.80. The midcap fell by 0.07 pc, while the small cap rose by 0.58 pc. In 30 scrips, 22 advanced while 8 declined. (UNI)