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.