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Sensex, Nifty extend bull run, hit record highs

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Markets ended at record highs for the third straight session today on sustained foreign inflows and persistent buying by retail investors buoyed by the early onset of monsoon and encouraging quarterly earnings.

The closed at a new peak of 30,658.77, while the broader finished at an all-time high of 9,532.60.

After opening weak, the zoomed to hit yet another record intra-day high of 30,692.45, before slipping to 30,519.14 on profit-booking.

It finally finished at 30,658.77, up 76.17 points, or 0.25 per cent, surpassing the previous record close of 30,582.60 hit yesterday.

On similar lines, the ended at 9,525.75, up 13.50 points or 0.14 per cent, breaking its previous record closed of 9,512.25 hit in yesterday's trade.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 16:32 IST