Benchmark stock market indices ended higher on Wednesday, extending their strong run on Dalal Street for the fifth consecutive session.
The NSE Nifty 50 closed 0.42 percent higher at 19,833.15, while the S&P BSE Sensex rose 0.45 percent to 67,097.44. With this, the Sensex closed above the 67,000 mark for the first time ever. Broader market indices also ended the session on a positive note.
An uptick in banking, financial services, and media stocks lifted the mood on Dalal Street, in addition to a late-session rally in shares of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). RIL was up 1.15 percent at the end of the session.
The top five gainers on the Nifty 50 were NTPC, Bajaj Finance, IndusInd Bank, UltraTech Cement, and Bajaj Finserv. On the other hand, the top losers were Hindalco, Hero MotoCorp, TCS, Bajaj Auto, and Maruti.