Sensex, Nifty Share Prices Today: The benchmark indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) continued their gaining momentum for the eighth straight session and settled at fresh closing highs on Thursday led by gains in IT and metal stocks amid positive global cues.
The S&P BSE Sensex rose 184.54 points (0.29 per cent) to end at a fresh closing high of 63,284.19 while the Nifty 50 climbed 54.15 points (0.29 per cent) higher to settle at a new all-time closing high of 18,812.50. During the intraday session, both the benchmarks -Sensex and Nifty – hit their respective fresh all-time highs of 63,583.07 and 18,887.60.
The 30-share Sensex has touched a new record high for the sixth consecutive session today while the broader Nifty hit a new intraday high for the fourth straight session.
On the Sensex pack, UltraTech Cement, Tata Steel, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Infosys, HCL Technologies and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) were the top gainers on Thursday while ICICI Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Power Grid Corporation of India, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Titan Company and Maruti Suzuki India were the top losers.
Among sectoral indices, the Nifty IT rallied 2.40 per cent, Nifty Media surged 2.08 per cent, Nifty Realty jumped 1.98 per cent and Nifty Metal climbed 1.53 per cent.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index on the BSE gained 161.11 points (0.62 per cent) to end at 26,112.00 while the S&P BSE SmallCap climbed 185.30 points (0.63 per cent) to settle at 29,704.91. On NSE, the volatility index or India VIX fell 3.24 per cent to 13.36.
Shares advanced in Europe and Asia on Thursday after a rally on Wall Street spurred by the Federal Reserve chair’s comments on easing the pace of interest rate hikes to tame inflation. Signs that China may be shifting its approach to containing Covid-19 outbreaks to focus more on vaccinations, while some cities have lifted pandemic lockdowns, also helped lift sentiment.
In Europe, Germany’s DAX gained 0.5 per cent to 14,472.99 while the CAC 40 in Paris edged 0.1 per cent higher to 6,750.81. Britain’s FTSE 100 also was 0.1 per cent higher, at 7,580.56. The future for the S&P 500 was down 0.1 per cent while that for the Dow industrials fell 0.2 per cent.
In Asia on Thursday, Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index added 0.9 per cent to 28,226.08 while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong advanced 0.8 per cent to 18,736.44. The Shanghai Composite index climbed 0.5 per cent to 3,165.47. In Seoul, the Kospi picked up 0.3 per cent to 2,479.84. Australia’s S and P/ASX 200 gained 1 per cent to 7,354.40.