Share/Stock Market LIVE updates: The benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) extended their gains and hit fresh record highs in the afternoon deals on Tuesday led by gains in metals, pharmaceutical and information technology (IT) stocks.
The S&P BSE Sensex breached the 57,000-mark for the first time ever and hit a record high of 57,376.39. The Nifty 50 too breached the 17,000-mark to an all-time high of 17,078.00.
At 2:46 pm, the Sensex was up 472.92 points (0.83 per cent) at 57,362.68, while the Nifty was at 17,073.10, up 142.05 points (0.84 per cent).
Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Finance, Asian Paints, Titan Company and Ultratech Cement were among the top gainers on the Sensex pack in the afternoon trade while Nestle India, IndusInd Bank, Reliance Industries (RIL), Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and Infosys were among the laggards.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index was trading at 23,787.49, up 131.11 points (0.55 per cent) while the S&P BSE SmallCap was at 26,853.07, up 162.79 points (0.61 per cent).
(with inputs from agencies)