Stock market today: Sensex breaches historic 75,000-mark for first time ever; Nifty climbs to new record peak

The 30-share BSE Sensex climbed 381.78 points to reach its all-time peak of 75,124.28. The NSE Nifty advanced 99 points to hit its record peak of 22,765.30

Updated - April 09, 2024 12:15 pm IST

Published - April 09, 2024 10:27 am IST - Mumbai

 The BSE benchmark jumped 494.28 points or 0.67% to settle at a new closing peak of 74,742.50 on April 8, 2024. File

 The BSE benchmark jumped 494.28 points or 0.67% to settle at a new closing peak of 74,742.50 on April 8, 2024. File | Photo Credit: Reuters

Benchmark equity indices continued their record-breaking rally on April 9, with the BSE Sensex breaching the historic 75,000-mark for the first time ever in early trade and the Nifty climbing to its fresh new record peak. Buying in IT stocks contributed the most to the markets rally in early trade.

The 30-share BSE Sensex climbed 381.78 points to reach its all-time peak of 75,124.28. The NSE Nifty advanced 99 points to hit its record peak of 22,765.30.

From the Sensex basket, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Tata Consultancy Services, HCL Technologies, Tata Motors, Wipro, ICICI Bank and Nestle were the major gainers.

JSW Steel, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Reliance Industries and Larsen & Toubro were among the laggards. In Asian markets, Tokyo and Hong Kong were trading in the positive territory while Seoul and Shanghai quoted lower. Wall Street ended on a mixed note on Monday.

Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) offloaded equities worth ₹684.68 crore on April 8, according to exchange data. Global oil benchmark Brent crude climbed 0.19% to $90.55 a barrel.

"The new records set by the market yesterday confirm the bullish market undertone. A healthy and desirable trend in the market movement yesterday was the outperformance of the largecaps. This trend is likely to continue," said V. K. Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist, Geojit Financial Services.

The BSE benchmark jumped 494.28 points or 0.67% to settle at a new closing peak of 74,742.50 on April 8. The NSE Nifty climbed 152.60 points or 0.68% to 22,666.30.

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