Sensex, Nifty hit new record high

at 11:39 am

Mumbai (NVI): Indian markets benchmark Sensex and Nifty started at fresh highs in the early morning trade.

The 30-share BSE Sensex after hitting its record intra-day high of 41,809.96, it was trading 102.51 points or 0.25 per cent higher at 41,776.43 in opening session.

Similarly, the 50-scrip NSE Nifty rose 22.70 points or 0.19 per cent to 12,282.40. It hit an intra-day lifetime high of 12,284.65.

Yes Bank was the top gainer in the sensex pack rising up to 2.91 per cent, followed by SBI, ICICI Bank, Hero MotoCorp, Tata Motors, TCS, L&T and Bajaj Finance.

On the other hand, Vedanta was the top loser, shedding up to 0.97 per cent. Kotak Bank, Tata Steel, HDFC Bank and HUL were also trading in the red.

Meanwhile, the rupee opened on a weak note and fell 12 paise to 71.15 against the US dollar in early trade.

On thursday, the Sensex gauge settled 115.35 points, or 0.28 per cent, higher at its fresh closing record of 41,673.92.

Similarly, the Nifty rose 38.05 points, or 0.31 per cent, to its new peak of 12,259.70.