New Delhi, Jul 10 (PTI) Investor wealth touched the USD 2

trillion mark today as stock markets rallied, with BSE

benchmark Sensex touching a record high of 31,768.39 points

during the trading session.

At the close of trade, the market capitalisation (m-cap)

of all the BSE listed companies stood at Rs 1,29,60,905 crore

(USD 2 trillion). There are over 5,200 companies listed on

BSE, of which over 2,800 are traded actively.

The Sensex surged by over 355 points to record a new

closing high of 31,715.64, pushing up investor wealth rose by

Rs 1,45,731.93 crore from the previous close on Friday.

On the other hand, the 50-share NSE Nifty rose by 105.25

points, or 1.09 per cent, to 9,771.05, its record closing high

despite the country’s largest bourse halting trading for over

three hours due to technical glitch, leaving investors with no

real time updates.

From the 30-share BSE Sensex, 27 ended with gains led by

Bharti Airtel, TCS and Wipro. Sector-wise, BSE teck index

gained the most by rising 2.95 per cent, followed by IT index

2.92 per cent and PSU 1.74 per cent.

In tandem with overall trends, the broader markets too

turned bullish as buying activity gathered momentum lifting

the mid-cap index by 0.67 per cent and small-cap by 0.43 per

cent.

On BSE, 1,540 stocks advanced, while 1,112 declined and

157 remained unchanged.

As many as 157 stocks hit their 52-week high level today.

“After the technical delay in NSE, the broad market rose

to new heights supported by IT and pharma stocks which rose

on the heels of positive US job data,” said Vinod Nair, Head

of Research, Geojit Financial Services Ltd.

“On the other hand, investors are shifting their focus to

upcoming quarter earnings which will set the field for stock

specific movement,” he said.

The total market valuation of all listed firms on BSE had

first hit Rs 100 trillion level on November 28, 2014.

RIL is the most valued Indian company with m-cap of Rs

4,85,279.93 crore, followed by TCS (Rs 4,67,248.89 cr), HDFC

Bank (Rs 4,31,537.28 cr), ITC (Rs 4,04,970.91 cr) and HDFC (Rs

2,60,939.86 cr).

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.