Mumbai, Mar 16 (PTI) Benchmark Nifty ended at a record

9,153.70 today, up 69 points, after the US Federal Reserve

delivered a widely-expected rate hike.

Fresh buying was seen in metal, infra, PSU Bank, realty

and IT counters on the back of strong foreign capital inflows

and higher global cues.

Overseas, European stocks gained after the US Fed raised

rates and Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte won the

elections. Asian stocks edged higher tracking overnight gains

on the Wall Street.

The NSE 50-share Nifty index opened higher at 9,129.65 and

hovered between 9,158.45 and 9,128.55 before closing at

9,153.70, a rise of 68.90 points, or 0.76 per cent. It saw an

intra-day movement of about 29.90 points.

Sector-wise, Metal rose 2.92 per cent, Infra 1.38 per

cent, Realty 1.25 per cent, PSU Bank 1.10 per cent, IT 1.17

per cent, Auto 0.69 per cent, Finance Service 0.66 per cent,

Pharma 0.56 per cent and Energy 0.48 per cent.

Major index gainers were Adani Ports (4.96 per cent), Tata

Steel (4.30 per cent), Hindalco (4.30 per cent), Tata Motors

Dvr (2.23 per cent) and Asian Paints (2.21 per cent).

Notable losers were HeroMotoCo (1.56 per cent), Bharti

Airtel (0.70 per cent), Reliance (0.56 per cent), Coal India

(0.26 per cent) and ICICI Bank (0.23 per cent).

A total of 1,157 scrips advanced, 501 declined, while 87

remained unchanged. Total securities that hit their price

bands were 118.

Turnover in the cash segment fell to Rs 24,578.69 crore

from Rs 24,615.85 crore yesterday.

A total of 13,559.34 lakh shares changed hands in

9,194,777 trades. The market capitalisation of NSE stood at

Rs 11,823,832.12 crore.

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