Sensex at peak at 68,865.12 pts

Mumbai: The BSE Sensex on Monday ended at an all time high at 68,865.12, surging 1383.90 following gains in Oil and Gas, Bankex, Utilities and Power stocks amid excellent performance shown by BJP in recent assembly elections.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) jumped 418.90 pts at 20,686.80.

The day opened on a strong note, breaching 68K level at 68,435.34. During the day, it was spurted 1437 pts at 68,918.22, days high, before closing at 68,865.12, up 1383.93 pts from its previous close.

The stocks that sparked were Oil and Gas by 3.77 pc followed by Bankex by 3.56 pc, Utilities by 2.94 pc and Power by 2.99 pc.

In scrips, ICICI Bank was rallied by 4.87 pc to Rs 992.40, Kotak Bank by 4.18 pc to Rs 1823.95, SBI by 4.12 pc to Rs 595.40, L& T by 3.87 pc to Rs 3313.25 and IndusInd Bank by 3.60 pc to Rs 1513.70.

While, the losers were Wipro by 0.17 pc to Rs 407, Maruti Suzuki by 0.04 pc to Rs 10,580.36 and Sun Pharma by 0.02 pc to Rs 1231.

A mixed trend was seen in Asian Market as Kospi was up by 0.40 pc and Set Composite by 0.21 pc.

While, Nikkei fell by 0.60 pc, Strait Times by 0.25 pc and Taiwan Weighted by 0.10 pc.

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