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Sensex tops 34000, Nifty at all time high of 10500

28 December 2017

The 30-share Sensex ended at 34010.61, a fresh closing high for Sensex with a gain of 70.31 points, or 0.21%, while the broader Nifty rose 38.50 points (0.37%) to end at a new peak of 10531.50 points.

After an initial upward move that saw the benchmark indices Sensex and the Nifty 50 post fresh record highs, the Indian stock market turned sluggish and stayed in the red for the most part of the session till about thirty minutes to close.

Out of 1,997 stocks traded on the NSE, 906 advanced, 766 declined and 325 remained unchanged today. During the early morning trade today, Benchmark Sensex was marginally up by over 39 Points or 0.12% to 33,979.59 while the wider Nifty was up by over 14 points or 0.14% to 10,507.

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Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) net bought shares worth Rs 107.87 crore on Monday while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) took equities to the tune of Rs 371.53 crore.

Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services, said: "Domestic indices failed to sustain near all-time highs as depreciating rupee and surge in oil prices influenced investors to book profits and pushed the market to a negative note". The S&P BSE healthcare index rose by 267.20 points.

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Sun Pharma (+7%), Aurobindo (+2.2%), Dr. Reddy's (+2.1%), Tech Mahindra (+2%) and Vedanta (+1.8%) were the top gainers on the Nifty50.

NTPC lost big time, down 1.03 per cent, followed by M&M and Coal India.

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Sensex tops 34000, Nifty at all time high of 10500