Sensex closed above 80,000 mark for the first time, rising 63 points; Nifty also reached a new peak

Mumbai. The local stock markets rose on Thursday and the BSE Sensex rose 63 points to close at a new peak above 80,000 points. The NSE Nifty also remained at a record high. The market rose mainly due to buying in market-capable companies such as ICICI Bank, Infosys and TCS amid positive sentiment in global markets. The 30-share BSE Sensex closed at a record 80,049.67 points with a gain of 62.87 points or 0.08 percent.

At one point during trading, it rose 405.84 points to reach 80,392.64 points. The National Stock Exchange’s Nifty also closed at a new peak of 24,302.15 points with a gain of 15.65 points or 0.06 percent. During trading, it rose 114.5 points to reach 24,401 points. Among Sensex stocks, HCL Technologies, ICICI Bank, Tata Motors, Sun Pharmaceuticals, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Mahindra & Mahindra were major gainers.

Shares that remained in loss include HDFC Bank, Bajaj Finance, Larsen & Toubro, Tech Mahindra, UltraTech Cement and IndusInd Bank. In other Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng and South Korea’s Kospi were in gain while China’s Shanghai Composite was in loss. Major markets in Europe were bullish in early trade. US markets were in profit on Wednesday. Global oil benchmark Brent crude was down 0.52 percent at $ 86.89 per barrel.

According to stock market data, foreign institutional investors bought shares worth Rs 5,483.63 crore on Wednesday. The Sensex crossed the 80,000 mark for the first time during trading on Wednesday. Later it closed at 79,986.80 points with a gain of 545.35 points. On the other hand, the Nifty closed at 24,286.50 points with a gain of 162.65 points. During trading, it went up to 24,307.25 points with a gain of 183.4 points.

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