Sensex, Nifty hit fresh record high levels in early trade

Benchmark equity indices Sensex and Nifty hit their new lifetime peaks in early trade on Wednesday
Sensex, Nifty hit fresh record high levels in early trade
Sensex, Nifty hit fresh record high levels in early tradePSU Watch

New Delhi: Benchmark equity indices Sensex and Nifty hit their new lifetime peaks in early trade on Wednesday amid a firm global market trends, buying in bank stocks and foreign fund inflows.

Rallying for the fifth straight session, the 30-share BSE Sensex climbed 280.32 points to hit its fresh lifetime peak of 77,581.46 during the early trade. The NSE Nifty went up by 72.95 points to hit a new record high of 23,630.85.

Among the 30 Sensex companies, IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, JSW Steel, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services and HDFC Bank were the biggest gainers.

Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) bought equities worth Rs 2,569.40 crore on Tuesday, according to exchange data.

Fitch Ratings on Tuesday raised India's growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.2 percent from 7 percent projected in March, citing a recovery in consumer spending and increased investment.

The BSE benchmark climbed 308.37 points or 0.40 per cent to settle at a new closing peak of 77,301.14 on Tuesday. The Nifty went up by 92.30 points or 0.39 per cent to hit a record closing high of 23,557.90.

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