Sensex opens at new peak at 54,412.39 pts


Mumbai, Aug 4 (UNI) The BSE Sensex on Wednesday breached 54K level to 54,412, soaring by 589 pts in opening trade as buying was witnessed across the board.

The Nifty too advanced by 147.55 pts at 16,278.30.

The Sensex registered intra days high and low at 54,440.80 and 54,034.31 pts respectively.

The Nifty registered intra days high and low at 16,290.20 and 16,176.55 pts respectively.

The Mid Cap and Small Cap moved up by 0.14 pc and 0.41 pc respectively.

In 30 scrips, 18 advanced while 12 declined.

The gainers were HDFC by 4.22 pc to Rs 2661.75, ICICI Bank by 3.04 pc to Rs 711, Kotak Bank by 2.31 pc to Rs 1725.90, HDFC Bank by 2.04 pc to Rs 1463.65 and IndusInd Bank by 1.82 pc to Rs 1040.

The losers were Titan by 0.83 pc to Rs 1823.80, Sun Pharma by 0.78 pc to Rs 788.65, Tech Mahindra by 0.73 pc to Rs 1217.10 and Ultracemco by 0.50 pc to Rs 7809.20.