Mumbai, Jan 22: The Indian markets on Monday opened on a positive note with BSE Sensex rising by over 100 points while NSE Nifty opening beyond 10,900. The 30-share BSE Sensex was over 110 points up at 35,625 while broader NSE Nifty was over 20 points up at 10,912. Also Read - Sensex, Nifty Tick Higher in Opening Trade
Reliance Industries, ONGC and HDFC were among top gainers. ICICI and SBI slipped slightly in opening trade. Also Read - Sensex Loses Over 400 Points, Nifty Below 11,000 Mark
At 3:45 pm: Markets have ended at new record closing marks. BSE Sensex was 286.43 points or 0.81 per cent up at 35,798.01 and the 50-share NSE Nifty rallied 71.50 points to 10,966.20 at closing bell. Also Read - Market News Today: Sensex, Nifty Begin Week With Marginal Gains, Asian Shares in Focus
At 3:00 pm: Sensex and Nifty continue to rise with Reliance Industries extending gains to over 5 per cent. While BSE Sensex was trading over 290 points up at 35,809 the NSE Nifty was up by over 70 points to 10,966.
On Friday, the markets had ended at a fresh record closing high of 250.63 points, with the Sensex trading at 35,510.92, while the Nifty gained 72.80 points to 10,889.80.
Private sector lender HDFC Bank reported profit growth of 20.1 percent for quarter ended December 2017, with slight increase in asset quality and strong loan growth. Profit for the quarter stood at Rs. 4,642.60 crore, up from Rs. 3,865.33 crore in year-ago.
Similarly, ITC reported 17 percent year-on-year growth in net profit to Rs. 3,090 crore. The company reported a net profit of Rs. 2,646.7 core in the corresponding quarter of last fiscal, the company said in a statement.