Share/Stock Market Highlights: The benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) climbed 0.3 per cent to end at fresh record highs on Monday led by gains in Reliance Industries (RIL) and information technology (IT) stocks.
The S&P BSE Sensex rose 166.96 points (0.29 per cent) to end at a record closing high of 58,296.91. Earlier in the day, the BSE benchmark had surged 385.90 points (0.66 per cent) to hit a fresh record intraday high of 58,515.85.
Likewise, the Nifty 50 climbed 54.20 points (0.31 per cent) to end at an all-time high of 17,377.80. The NSE barometer had earlier breached the 17,400-mark for the first time ever to touch a record high of 17,429.55.
HCL Technologies, Infosys, RIL, Tech Mahindra, Bajaj Auto and Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) were the top gainers of the day on the Sensex pack. On the other hand, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, PowerGrid Corporation, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Asian Paints and Titan Company were the top laggards.
Among the sectoral indices on NSE, the Nifty Realty index was the top gainer of the day surging 3.16 per cent led by Prestige Estates Projects, Oberoi Realty and Brigade Enterprises. Separately, the Nifty IT index rallied 1.50 per cent aided by Wipro, HCL Tech and MphasiS.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index ended at 24,425.92, up 43.73 points (0.18 per cent), while the S&P BSE SmallCap rose 161.35 points (0.59 per cent) to settle at 27,466.66.
(with inputs from agencies)