Muhurat Trading session: The key benchmark indices started Samvat 2079 on a gung-ho note led by strong gains in financial and capital goods stocks.
In Monday’s one-hour special trading session, the S&P BSE Sensex scaled a high of 59,994, and eventually settled 525 points higher at 59,832.
The NSE Nifty touched a high of 17,778, and ended with a solid gain of 154 points at 17,731.
In the process, the benchmark indices registered best-ever trading session on Muhurat day in the last 10 years.
Among the Sensex 30 stocks, Nestle India surged 3 per cent. ICICI Bank, Larsen & Toubro, SBI and HDFC twins were the major gainers. On the flip side, Hindustan Unilever shed 3 per cent.
In the broader market, the BSE Midcap index was up 0.5 per cent, while the Smallcap index added a per cent.
Sectorally, the BSE Bankex, Capital Goods and and Telecom indices were up over a per cent each. The FMCG index finished a tad in red.
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