Sensex, Nifty hit new intra-day highs, profit booking caps gains

Key Indian equity indices open at fresh highs; NSE, BSE up
Key Indian equity indices open at fresh highs; NSE, BSE up

Mumbai: The wider Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) breached the 9,900-mark for the first time to touch an intra-day high level of 9,913.30 points leading the key Indian equity indices to touch fresh intra-day high levels on Friday.

The equities were, however, trading in the red during the mid-afternoon session.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE touched a record high of 32,109.75 points during intra-day trade. On Thursday, the index breached the 32,000 points-mark for the first time and registered a high of 32,091.52 points.

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According to market observers, gains were capped due to heavy selling pressure in index heavyweights such as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Steel and ITC.

At 2.10 p.m., the NSE Nifty slipped by 12.55 points or 0.13 per cent to trade at 9,879.15 points.

The Sensex traded at 32,004.79 points — down 32.59 points or 0.10 per cent, from its previous close at 32,037.38 points.

The BSE market breadth was bearish with 1,675 declines and 912 advances.

–With inputs from IANS