Sensex jumps over 200 points to hit all-time high of 41,100 (Photo Credit: File Photo - PTI Image)
Amid sustained foreign fund inflow and positive global cues, the Indian stock market is trading in green. In early trade on Tuesday, equity benchmark BSE Sensex jumped over 200 points to hit its record high of 41,108. Also, NSE Nifty surged to its lifetime peak of 12,126. It is to be noted that the 30-share index was trading 218.82 points, or 0.54 per cent, higher at 41,108.05. Whereas, the rose 51.55 points, or 0.43 per cent, to 12,125.50.
According to a report of PTI, top gainers in the Sensex pack include Yes Bank, Tata Steel, Sun Pharma, ICICI Bank, Infosys, and RIL, among others. On the other hand, top losers were Bharti Airtel, Kotak Bank, Bajaj Auto, L&T, and Hero MotoCorp, among others.
Elsewhere in Asia, bourses in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Tokyo were trading on a mixed note. Brent futures, the global oil benchmark, slipped 0.05 per cent to USD 62.59 per barrel. Meanwhile, on the currency front, the rupee appreciated 8 paise against the US dollar to trade at 71.66 in early session.
On Monday, the Sensex ended 529.82 points, or 1.31 per cent, higher at 40,889.23 - its all-time closing peak. Likewise, the Nifty closed with a gain of 159.35 points, or 1.34 per cent, at 12,073.75 - just shy of its life-time closing high. Bharti Airtel was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rallying over 7.20 per cent, followed by Tata Steel 4.99 per cent, IndusInd Bank 3.49 per cent, Axis Bank 3.26 per cent and HDFC 2.57 per cent. On the other hand, ONGC fell 2.17 per cent and Yes Bank shed 1.70 per cent. Also, stocks on Wall Street ended in the green on Monday.