Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) The benchmark BSE Sensex hit a record intra-day high during the mid-afternoon session on Friday.
The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) touched a high of 33,959.46 points, surpassing it's Wednesday's record high of 33,956.31 points.
At 2.10 p.m. on Friday, the Sensex, which opened at 33,768.47 points, traded at 33,919.51 points -- up 163.23 points or 0.48 per cent -- from its previous close.
IT major Tata Consultancy Services, followed by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Infosys, State Bank of India and Wipro were the top gainers on the BSE.
The wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded higher by 41.15 points, or 0.39 per cent, at 10,481.45 points.
According to market observers, positive global cues and healthy buying in IT and auto stocks continued to drive the upward rally of the domestic equity markets
On Thursday, the key indices closed a rangebound trade session in the red as weak global cues, along with heavy selling in auto stocks, kept investor sentiments subdued.
On a closing basis, the NSE Nifty50 inched lower by 3.90 points, or 0.04 per cent, to 10,440.30 points, while the BSE Sensex closed at 33,756.28 points -- down 21.10 points or 0.06 per cent.