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Nifty ends fresh record closing high, up 13 points

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

benchmark continued its record-hitting spree, up 13 points at 10,637 due to buying mainly in realty, and FMCG sector on the back of positive global cues lifting investors' sentiments.

Continuous foreign fund inflows and bets by investors amid optimism over Q3 FY 2018 earnings and upcoming budget helped the key indices to hit fresh record highs.

However, the movement for the key indices was confined to a narrow range around the flat line throughout the session.

All the sector indices moved on a mixed note with profit-booking seen in media, infra, pharma and stocks which capping the gains.

Globally, European stocks edged higher as investors monitored a fresh batch of economic data.

Asian stocks also extended gains as Japan's was at 26-year high, rising 0.6 per cent at close.

The opened higher at 10,645.10 and moved in a range of 10,659.15 and 10,603.60 before ending at 10,637, its record fresh closing high, up 13.40 pts, or 0.13 per cent.

It saw an intra-day movement of about 55.55 points.

On the sectoral front, realty rose by 2.81 per cent, 0.59 per cent, FMCG 0.47 per cent, IT 0.12 per cent and and 0.11 per cent.

However, media fell 1.23 per cent, pharma 0.69 per cent, infra 0.53 per cent, 0.27 per cent and PSU 0.27 per cent.

Major index gainers were Coal India, Yes Bank, ITC, Wipro, Reliance, IOC, Asianpaints and

Losers included Zeel, EicherMotors, Hindalco, Infratel BhartiAirtel, BajFinance, HeroMotoCo and

The market beat, indicating its overall health, was in favour of losers. On the NSE, 1,053 stocks declined, 761 advanced and 45 remained unchanged.

Total securities that hit their price bands were 226.

Turnover in the cash segment eased to Rs 37,081.17 crore from Rs 37,694.11 crore as on Monday.

A total of 22,295.17 lakh shares changed hands in 12,527,534 trades. The market capitalisation of listed firms on the stood at Rs 1,52,79,734.50 crore.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 18:45 IST