Share Market Highlights: The benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) got back to winning ways after a one-day blip led by gains in the shares of oil-to-telecom giant Reliance Industries (RIL), Kotak Mahindra Bank and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) giants Hindustan Unilever (HUL) and Nestle India.
The S&P BSE Sensex climbed 59.83 points (0.14 per cent) to settle at 41,932.56, while the Nifty 50 ended at 12,356.25, up 12.95 points or 0.09 per cent. During the intraday trade, the 30-share benchmark crossed the 42,000-mark for the first time ever to reach an all-time high of 42,059.45, while the Nifty touched a record high of 12,389.05.
Among the sectoral indices on NSE, the Nifty FMCG index rose 100.90 points or 0.24 per cent to end at 31,338.00 led by gains in Emami, Nestle and HUL.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap rose 119.00 points or 0.77 per cent settle at 15,625.23, while the S&P BSE SmallCap ended at 14,647.54, up 113.68 points or 0.78 per cent.
(with inputs from agencies)