Sensex, Nifty touch record high

Posted October 17, 2017

The index also hit a fresh intra-day high of 10,191.90 points, crossing its previous high of 10,178.95 points on an intra-day basis scaled on September 19.

The 30-share Sensex, resumed higher at 32,488.23 and hovered in a range of 32,687.32 and 32,445.43 before quoting 32,540.47 at 1130 hours, still showing a rise of 107.78 points or 0.33 per cent from its last close.

The NSE index Nifty ended at an all-time high of 10,167.45 and the Sensex rallied to an over two-month high as steady inflation and strong IIP numbers propped up investor sentiment.

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The Sensex touched a high of 32,687.32 points and a low of 32,445.43 points in the trade so far.

Almost 130 stocks rose to a fresh 52-week high on the BSE, in the opening trade of the Diwali week.

The rally came on the back of widespread gains led by metal, auto, FMCG, banking and oil & gas stocks.

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According to data released by the Commerce Ministry, the WPI, with the revised base year of 2011-12, eased from 3.24 per cent in August.

Stock of TCS, India's largest software services, rose 1.08 per cent to Rs 2,576.15 even as the company's net profit fell 2.1 per cent in the September quarter. Meanwhile, Colgate Palmolive (down 3.20 per cent), Adani Enterprises (down 2.21 per cent), IDFC Bank (down 2.19 per cent), ABFRL (down 2.02 per cent) and MRPL (down 1.81 per cent) pared gains. As per this news, the response to the stock market increased.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng was trading higher by 0.94 per cent, while Shanghai Composite rose 0.14 per cent in late morning trade.

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Major Sensex gainers on Friday were: Bharti Airtel, up 7.89 per cent at Rs 431.60; Tata Steel, up 2.86 per cent at Rs 710.60; Kotak Bank, up 2.20 per cent at Rs 1,081.70; HDFC Bank, up 2.09 per cent at Rs 1,853.45; and Coal India, up 2 per cent at Rs 288.05. Japan's Nikkei too was up 0.63 per cent.