Benchmark Sensex finished above the 37,000-mark for the first time,
while the NSE Nifty too breached the historic 11,200-level today on
widespread buying led by consumption and capital goods stocks.
BSE Sensex vaulted over 352 points today to wrap up a stellar week --
during which it finished at fresh lifetime highs for each of the five
Barring the BSE IT index, all other sectoral indices ended in the green.
was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, surging 5.24 per cent, after it
posted a 10 per cent increase in standalone net profit for the June
quarter. ITC went past FMCG major Hindustan Unilever to become the
country's fourth most valued firm in terms of market valuation.
quarterly earnings by select index heavyweights, easing of US-EU trade
tensions and firm foreign capital inflows ensured that investor
sentiment remains skewed towards equities, brokers said.
Sensex finally settled at 37,336, up 352 points, or 0.95 per
cent-breaching its previous closing record of 36,984.64 reached
Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty touched a new intra-day high
of 11,283.40, before closing at a record 11,278.35 -- showing a gain of
111.05 points, or 0.99 per cent. Market breadth was positive with 1,665
stocks closing higher compared to 970 ending in the red on BSE.