Sensex crosses 79,000-mark for first time; Nifty hits new high

On Thursday, the stock market started with little change and a slight drop after reaching a record high in the last trading session.
Sensex crosses 79,000-mark for first time; Nifty hits new high
Anjali Raj / Jaano Junction

Sensex crossed the 79,000 mark for the first time on Thursday. Whereas, Nifty hit a new lifetime high on the day shortly after the stock market opened.

On Thursday, the stock market started with little change and a slight drop after reaching a record high in the last trading session. The Sensex began the day down by 94.13 points at 78,580.12, and the Nifty opened 19.25 points lower at 23,849.55. Weak signals from Asian markets contributed to the subdued market mood.

In the market today, among the companies listed in the Nifty index, 21 showed gains while 29 saw declines.

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Sensex crosses 79,000-mark for first time; Nifty hits new high

Companies like Ultra Cement, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Grasim Industries, JSW Steel, and Tata Steel performed well and saw their stock prices rise. On the other hand, Tech Mahindra, TCS, HCL Technologies, Shriram Finance, and Nestle India were among those whose stock prices declined the most.

Source: Hindustan Times

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