Equity benchmark Sensex of the Bombay Stock Exchange rallied 3540 points in morning session on October 14 to cross the 61,000 mark for the first time, driven by gains in index heavyweights Infosys, HDFC Bank and Reliance Industries amid an optimistic trend in global markets.
After touching a record of 61,160.48 in the opening session, Sensex was trading 354 points or 0.58 percent higher at 61,091. Similarly, the Nifty surged 127 points or 0.70 percent to a new intra-day record of 18,288, at around 11 am.
Larsen and Toubro was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 2 percent, followed by Infosys, State bank of India, NTPC, HDFC Bank, Maruti, ITC and Titan Company On the other hand, HCL Tech, TCS, Mahindra and Mahindra, IndusInd Bank and Bajaj Finance were among the laggards.
In the previous session, the Senex settled 452.74 points or 0.75 percent higher at 60,737.05, taking its winning run to the fifth consecutive day, and Nifty rallied 169.80 points or 0.94 percent to 18,161.75. Meanwhile, Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net buyers in the capital market, as they purchased shares worth Rs 937.31 crore on October 13, as per Stock exchange data.