CLOSING BELL: Sensex hits fresh high, surges 569 pts; Nifty rises for 6th day, tops 18,300; ITC jumps 3%
After opening in the green, benchmark indices continued to gain momentum. At 11.46 am, BSE flagship Sensex was up 434 points or 0.71 per cent to 61,171. NSE benchmark Nifty advanced 150 points or 0.82 per cent to 18,311. In the 50-share pack Nifty, Wipro was the biggest gainer, up 4.09 per cent. Adani Ports, L&T, Grasim Industries, SBI, Indian Oil, ITC, HDFC Bank, Hindalco and Shree Cement were among other gainers. HCL Tech was the top loser in the pack, down 1.35 per cent. Tata Motors, TCS, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bajaj Finance and HDFC Life Insurance were among those that traded in the red.
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