Mumbai, Jan 12 (PTI) NSE benchmark Nifty rose 30 points

to end at a new high of 10,681.25 today, backed by buying in

media, metal, finance service and bank sectors amid positive

global leads.

Expectations of healthy domestic earnings aided

sentiments.

Overseas, European stocks edged higher amid good

earnings. Most Asian stocks closed higher after strong lead

from Wall Street.

US stocks closed at record highs yesterday as investors

bet economic growth would pick up steam.

The NSE Nifty opened higher at 10,682.55 and moved in a

range of 10,690.40 and 10,597.10 before ending at 10,681.25,

up 30.05 points, or 0.28 per cent.

It saw an intra-day movement of about 93.30 points.

On the sectoral front, Media rose 1.71 per cent, Private

Bank 0.52 per cent, Finance Service 0.43 per cent, Bank 0.34

per cent and Auto 0.31 per cent.

Realty fell by 1.46 per cent, FMCG 0.41 per cent, Pharma

0.32 per cent and Infra 0.09 per cent.

Major index gainers were ICICI Bank, Bharti InfraTel,

Zee, Vedanta, ONGC and Maruti.

Losers included UPL, Aurobindo Pharma, Lupin, Bharti

Airtel, Bosch, Ambuja Cement and ITC.

The market breadth, indicating its overall health, was

in favour of losers. On the NSE, 761 stocks advanced, 1,047

declined while 49 remained unchanged.

Total securities that hit their price bands were 212.

Turnover in the cash segment rose to Rs 38,117.13 crore

from Rs 35,305.76 crore as on Thursday.

A total of 24,230.62 lakh shares changed hands in

12,588,175 trades. The market capitalisation of listed firms

on the NSE stood at Rs 1,53,21,627.92 crore.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.