Sensex crosses 44,000 mark; Nifty finishes above 12,900 level

Domestic benchmark stocks hit fresh lifetime highs as the Sensex crossed 44,000 mark while the Nifty finished above 12,900 level. Both equity indices climbed around half a percent amid positive global cues.

The BSE 30-share index, Sensex, rose 227 points or 0.52 percent to settle at 44,180. The NSE Nifty-50 index also added 64 points or half a percent to settle at 12,938.
The broader market at BSE also surged. Outperforming the Sensex, the BSE Mid-Cap index climbed 1.22 percent and the BSE Small-Cap index zoomed 0.9 percent.