Across-the-board buying lifted the bellwether sensex to a new all-time closing high, together with the BSE’s midcap and smallcap indices and also the bourse’s market capitalisation. On Thursday, the sensex closed at 52,232 points, up 383 points on the day as HDFC Bank, L&T and Titan led the surge. The index is now just about 300 points away from its all-time peak of 52,526, touched in intraday trade on February 16.
The Nifty is already at a new all-time high at near the 15,700-point level. The slide in fresh Covid cases and dipping positivity rates lifted investor sentiment on Dalal Street, market players said.