Sensex hits record high, Nifty crosses 22,000

Benchmark equity indices hit record peaks in early trade on Monday, with the Sensex breaching the 73,000 milestone for the first time ever and the Nifty surging past the historic 22,000-mark.

The 30-share BSE Sensex jumped 720.33 points to reach an all-time peak of 73,288.78 in early trade. The Nifty also breached the 22,000 milestone, climbing 187.4 points to reach a lifetime high of 22,081.95.

At 10:20 am, Sensex was trading 504.55 points higher at 73,073.01, whereas Nifty was trading 123.25 points up at 22,017.80.

Among the Sensex firms, Wipro zoomed nearly 11 per cent even as the IT company on Friday posted 11.74 per cent decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 2,694.2 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2023.

The other prominent gainers were Tech Mahindra, HCL Technologies, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, State Bank of India and HDFC Bank.

Hindustan Unilever, Bajaj Finance, NTPC and Asian Paints were among the laggards.


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