Nifty sectoral gainers and losers of the day
The S&P BSE Sensex settled at a fresh record closing high of 38,337, up 51 points, while the broader Nifty 50 index closed at a new high of 11,583, up 12 points. In intra-day deals, the S&P BSE Sensex hit a new all-time high of 38,487.63. The Nifty50 index, on the other hand, touched its record high level of 11,620.70.
RIL's MARKET-CAP HITS RECORD
Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries (RIL) on Thursday became the first company to cross Rs 8 trillion in terms of market capitalisation (market-cap), becoming the country's most valued firm. RIL's market capitalisation (m-cap) stood at Rs 8.04 trillion. In intra-day deals, the stock hit a new high of Rs 1,273.55, up over 1%, extending its gains over the past four trading days. The stock settled at Rs 1,269.70, up 1.86 per cent.
Shares of pharmaceutical companies extended their upward journey with the Nifty Pharma index hitting its 52-week high on the National Stock Exchange (NSE), on positive corporate announcements from Strides Pharma Science and Lupin.
LARSEN & TOUBRO UP ON BUYBACK PLANS
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 per cent. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index stumbled 0.6 per cent while Chinese shares see-sawed between positive and negative territory. The blue-chip index was last up 0.4 per cent. Elsewhere, Japan's Nikkei added 0.2 per cent.
(With Reuters inputs)