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Sensex zooms 137 pts, closes above 38k-mark for first time

The 30-share Sensex jumped 136.81 points, or 0.36 percent, to end at 38,024.37, breaking its previous record close of 37,887.56 reached yesterday.


PTI 09 Aug 2018, 10:27 AM India

Benchmark Sensex soared 137 points today to close above the 38,000-mark for the first time, while the broader Nifty too ended at a fresh lifetime high on unabated buying by participants.

ICICI Bank was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, surging 4.64 percent, followed by Axis Bank at 3.86 percent and SBI 2.53 percent.

The 30-share Sensex jumped 136.81 points, or 0.36 percent, to end at 38,024.37, breaking its previous record close of 37,887.56 reached yesterday.

The index has taken 11 sessions to scale the 38,000

mark from 37,000 level reached on July 26.

The broader Nifty rose 20.70 points or 0.18 percent,

to close at 11,470.70 -- surpassing its previous high of 11,450 reached yesterday.

Brokers said sentiment got a lift on uninterrupted foreign and domestic fund inflows amid strong corporate earnings.

On a net basis, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth Rs 568.63 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought equities to the tune of Rs 30.25 crore yesterday, provisional data showed.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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